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Falcon Pro Creator Introduces Flyne, A News Reader With Lots of Twitter Integration

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If you are into Android and Twitter, then you have more than likely heard of Falcon Pro. The app was without a doubt my favorite Twitter app, as it featured a double swiping navigation, beautiful UI, and about as many features as you’ll ever see packed into any app. Unfortunately, it’s time came to a close far too early since Twitter decided long ago that it wasn’t the biggest fan of third party apps stealing its thunder. Falcon Pro’s fate was sealed before it ever launched, which is really too bad. So what has the developer of the one of the most talked about apps of the last year been up to? Making more apps of course.

Joaquim Verges introduced his newest app last night, called Flyne. It’s a reader, more or less, but it uses Twitter to come up with stories in specially selected categories for you to read. Rather than asking for your login credentials and running into Twitter’s cap on tokens, Flyne doesn’t need anything from you other than a few selections of news categories you’d like it to present. You’ll find everything from Android to Music to Food to World news as options. Once selected, Flyne actually pulls from popular Twitter accounts in those selected categories, and then presents you with magazine-style full-feed articles. For example, in the top image you can see that the app pulled in an article from a Droid Life Tweet, but then features the entire article underneath, instead of forcing you to go to the site.

Navigating around Flyne is quite similar to Falcon Pro. A swipe from the left gets you into a navigation menu that lists out your categories and how many unread items you have. A swipe from the right gets you a list of articles from a selected category that you can scroll through. You can mark all as read or jump into a particular story from there. Once on an article, you can swipe left or right to get to the next article, tap on links to enter the browser, save favorites for later, or share with friends.

If you want to take your experience to the next level, the app has two different in-app purchases that will unlock Feedly and Twitter account integration. So if the articles Flyne pulls in on a free level aren’t enough to keep you satisfied, you can essentially turn it into the ultimate Twitter/RSS reader with a couple of dollars.

The app also has a night/dark mode and a few settings for caching and refreshing.

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  • Luke Dosiek

    Flyne? It probably just sits around eating breakfast all day….

    • George Davis

      I see what you did there…. :P

  • Droid Ronin

    Still using Falcon Pro and it runs like a champ!

    • EvanTheGamer

      Hell yeah it does. And it gets better with every update!

  • Joshua Bailey

    Kellex, how is AIO running for you? Thinking about giving it a go this week.

  • Joshua Bailey

    Shame it doesn’t work. Really nice looking interface, however.

  • Jeff

    I’m having an issue with it that I see a few of the people in the Google Play page have had, which instead of getting updates or suggestions, all I get is an endlessly scrolling red bar. Haven’t tried it on my N7 yet, and not sure if it’s just my phone. (running custom ROM)

    • Jeff

      Okay, now it started working for me. Looks very nice. A bit disappointed I can’t try out the Twitter integration without tossing up $1.99 right away though, especially since I already paid for Falcon Pro.

  • MikeSaver

    Kellen,

    Do you find this to be useful for your purposes from a blogging perspective? I also run a large blog and rely on a service like Feedly to mine stories, as I’m sure you do as well. Does this update timely and list articles in chronological order?

  • TSK

    DL is featured on the Flyne webpage. Good job guys! http://flyneapp.com/

  • DTP

    You using aio? How do you like it?

  • Stewie

    We know Twitter killed his app, appropriately his new app’s icon begs the question: “You Mad Bro?” (I think so).

  • possomcrast1

    Falcon Pro could use a bug fix update. It used to work great but has gotten progressively more prone to crashing…Twitter basically killed this app.

    • JPfingsten

      I’m not sure what you’re talking about. Mine works great still. What phone are you using it on?

      • possomcrast1

        HTC One.

        • MikeSaver

          I would try clearing cache and data and re-installing. I had some issues like that but it worked fine once I did that.

    • BooBee

      Just get an iphone and buy Tweetbot! :o)

    • CyHawk60

      I was on 2.0.5 and it was very slow. Go to settings and look for the 2.0.6 update. It solved my issue.

  • MikeSaver

    I still use Falcon Pro and I will until I die!!! Or until it dies, whichever is more likely.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Agreed! Used to love using TweetCaster for all my twitter needs, that was until I found Falcon Pro. Best damn twitter app in the world!

      Falcon Pro FTW!

      • Kyle Todoulakis

        I’ve stopped using it for a while. Too many “Unable to send” errors. I’ll go back to it when it gets a new update.

        • Ryan

          Odd, since I’ve not had any issues with Falcon Pro at all. Just one hiccup with logging in and out once, but otherwise no issues here.

  • Nexus Lifestyle

    I only want to read Nexus 5 articles!!

    • sean897

      what Richard implied I’m stunned that any body able to make $5474 in a few weeks on the computer. have you seen this web site http://www.Pro67.ℂℴm