Pulse, the popular news reader, enjoyed a major update today: the app is now able to browse Facebook. Beyond simple RSS feeds, Pulse is slowly morphing into a social and lifestyle app, able to pull several kinds of information, including streams coming from social networks.
Pulse was built with simplicity and ease of use in mind, and the update do not disappoint: the Facebook content is broken down in sub-categories, namely news, status updates, and wall updates, in order to keep the user experience as simple and as straightforward as possible.
Several Facebook-related apps are already available in the App Store, but the developers behind Pulse did their best to stay away from regurgitating a “prettied up” version of the site, and the result is simply amazing: the interface is slick, and all the info you need is accessible in a matter of seconds. Links, status updates and news shared by your friends are neatly organized, but kept separate, to avoid information overload, and to get to the most relevant content quickly. The app also allows you to read your friends’ likes, and read/post comments. Best of all, the update also supports video.
And if you think the addition of Facebook is not enough, just be patient, as the app’s developers plan to release another major update soon, with Twitter and other social networks streams support.