Next Zuckerberg? 17 Year Old Student Launches News Summarizing ‘Summly App’ Backed by Ashton Kutcher
A London based 17 year old student can be the next Zuckerberg as he is going to launch its unique ‘Summly App’ today backed by some heavy weight players including Yoko One, Stephen Fry and Ashton Kutcher. The app has already won the hearts of millions of people and Apple has awarded it as ‘the App of the Week’ too.
Nick D’Aloisio, from Wimbledon, is the wonderful boy who has developed the app ‘Summly’ during revising for his mock GCSEs last year. Notably, the Summly App uses a complex algorithm to summaries any news story into three paragraphs only.
The Summly app allows users to customize the news categories and link to the original article if they like the summary. The users’ interface of the app is marvelous with ability of swipe right and left to expand or collapse sections.
Nick, who planned to develop a news summarizing app for mobile device when he was only 12, says;
‘I designed Summly because I felt that my generation wasn’t consuming news in the traditional way any more. We’ve had over a million dollars in backing, from celebrities and serious tech people.
There is no other algorithm that does this, there are 12 months of serious R&D here. We’ve been able to build an industry-leading app that performs even better than human summaries in our tests.’
Daniel Ek, Founder of Spotify, praises the Summly app;
‘Summly is an amazing piece of technology which easily summarises the world news into a bite-sized format.
‘Perfect for people like myself who are constantly in a rush, but want to be in the know.’
You can watch the following video of Nick to know more about Summly App.
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