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Is Google still committed to Currents?

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Is Google still committed to Currents? Paolo Amoroso 6/20/12 8:31 AM
Bradley Horowitz recently announced that Flipboard will get access to the Google+ API. Although I understand the rationale of this decision and think it's a great growth opportunity for Google+, it makes me wonder whether Google is still committed to Currents. Will Google drop Currents in favor of third party news and social readers? Should content publishers still invest time and resources in producing and maintaining editions?

I would appreciate any kind of indication from Google on whether it still intends to support and enhance Currents, or is no longer interested. I personally like Current and think its publishing environment, Producer, is still unmatched among Flipboard and other newsreaders. But I don't want to invest more time in a product that may be sunsetted soon.
Re: Is Google still committed to Currents? VideoGameWriters 6/20/12 8:33 AM
I've got 6000+ subscribers, and invested time AND money into getting there. I sure hope they don't abandon it. 
Re: Is Google still committed to Currents? Paolo Amoroso 6/20/12 11:25 AM
I also see a lot of positive user comments and buzz, but it would be usefult to have some sort of reassurance by Google.
Re: Is Google still committed to Currents? Cassie Doll 6/20/12 4:38 PM
yes, currents is growing globally and is already integrated with google+
Re: Is Google still committed to Currents? Michael A. Kaplan 6/22/12 6:56 AM
Is it possible to create a published Google Currents package for Flipboard?
Re: Is Google still committed to Currents? Will Kiefer 6/22/12 7:18 AM
I think Flipboard works with publishers directly - so you'd probably have to email them to find out how to customize content with them. Thanks!
Re: Is Google still committed to Currents? Paolo Amoroso 6/22/12 12:04 PM
On Friday, June 22, 2012 4:18:44 PM UTC+2, Will Kiefer wrote:
I think Flipboard works with publishers directly - so you'd probably have to email them to find out how to customize content with them. Thanks!

Currents, instead, allows anyone with a Google account, not just selected media partners, to publish content. It's a great, underrated strength Google should probably emphasize.

By the way, I've just tried Flipboard for Android and I'm unimpressed. I get only a limited selection of popular news sources, not the ones I'd be more interested in. And some articles are not formatted for mobile. Slick design and pretty animations are not enough.

Kudos to the Currents team.
Re: Is Google still committed to Currents? zumodoki 6/30/12 5:02 PM
I guessed this was answered with Google I/O. Currents has had a slick upgrade to look more like a Android 4.0 application. It will also now come pre-installed on Android 4.1, I guess to try and getting people using it. I for one am not complaining as I think Currents is a fantastic idea, and beats an iOS Styled mobile theme that most blogs use.
Re: Is Google still committed to Currents? Angelocracy 7/29/12 8:12 PM
How is it integrated with google+. I don't see a way to plus 1 anything in Currents.
Re: Is Google still committed to Currents? tonysw 10/4/12 3:40 AM
I've just published a magazine (IOWB) not a typical Currents doc. Lots of custom code and content. Now we're producing a children's book and some Health and Safety documents for Toyota. I hope Currents continues to grow cos it's blooming brilliant!
Re: Is Google still committed to Currents? Paolo Amoroso 10/4/12 6:15 AM
Tonysw, this is interesting. Are any of your editions publicly available?
Re: Is Google still committed to Currents? tonysw 10/5/12 5:19 AM
Yes;



Let me know what you think:)


Tony
Re: Is Google still committed to Currents? Paolo Amoroso 10/6/12 7:51 AM
On Friday, October 5, 2012 2:19:28 PM UTC+2, tonysw wrote:

Your edition has a clean and pleasing design that provides an experience closer to a magazine than the Currents default.
Re: Is Google still committed to Currents? tonysw 10/7/12 1:08 AM
Thanks Paolo:)

I'll send you a link to the children's book when it's finished.

We're also working on a series of visitor guides for Yorkshire.

Currents has so much potential.

T