Today, Microsoft and Pulse announced the availability of the Pulse app on the web, courtesy of a collaboration with the Redmond-based software giant’s Internet Explorer team.
For those out of the loop, we should note that Pulse is an application that pulls content from various news sources all around the web and puts them together in a customizable view.
The application has already proven greatly successful, and the collaboration with Microsoft enables it to take the next step in its evolution.
Taking advantage of Internet Explorer and HTML5, the same user experience that the application can deliver is now available on the web. Moreover, it brings along great performance levels, as well as an award-winning UI.
“And because IE10 and Windows 8 are perfect for touch – the Pulse touch experience on a Windows 8 device surpasses anything you can do on today’s tablet,” Ryan Gavin, general manager of Internet Explorer, Microsoft, notes in a blog post.
“The Pulse site is part of an exciting new trend we’re seeing: companies that have built successful apps are looking to expand their reach even more through the web, without compromising the experience their customers have grown to love.”
Pulse is only one of the companies who decided to take advantage of the capabilities of a modern browser and advancements in web standards to deliver a new experience to their users over the Internet.
Those who would like to have a look at what Pulse has to offer on the web should head over to the Pulse website. It has been designed in a collaboration between Pulse, Pixel Lab and IE10.
Built in HTML5, the site can deliver a great experience on modern browsers. However, Microsoft says that the true excitement comes from accessing the website via IE10 on a touch-enabled Windows 8 device.
“IE10 brings sites like Pulse to life in ways that was previously not thought possible in a browser. Pinching the Pulse home screen will result in the entire page resizing fluidly to add content,” Ryan Gavin explains.
“A ‘stick-to-your-finger’ experience with every swipe, loading the next news article in the queue. Additionally, on touch PCs and tablets, IE10 allows a two finger side-swipe to bring your reading pane into view, giving Pulse users an easy and fluid access to the content they care about (something their app doesn’t even do).”
You can learn more on what Pulse has to offer in a web browser both by accessing the website and by having a look at the video embedded below.