Starting today, the newest version of EvriVerse, our application for iPhone, is available in the iTunes App Store. If you already have a previous version installed you should be able to upgrade for free right on your phone or through iTunes. If you own an iPhone and you don’t already have EvriVerse, what are you waiting for? Go get it!
In this release we’ve added a bunch of new features and enhancements that we think are pretty awesome. It’s free, so why not check it out and let us know what you think.
The first change you’ll notice is that we now start the application by showing you the current top newsmakers. This is the same feed that you’ll see on our home page. We think this is a great jumping-off point to do a little exploration.
In this view you can see top headlines and associated entities. You can either read the article or start exploring with that entity in our new graph view. So let’s say that we wanted to dig a little deeper into Les Paul:
We’ve overhauled this view to make it clearer what you can do and making it a little more pleasing to the eye. You can still navigate from entity to entity as before. In addition you can deep-dive on the main entity by touching it.
One of the new enhancements we’ve added is the ability to browse recent images for an entity. In addition to culling article text from the web, we have the ability to track images for an entity. If we were looking at the details for Jimmy Page, we might see images like this:
In this view, selecting one of the images will take you to the original web page that contained the image.
These are nice enhancements but the most exciting new feature we’ve added is the integration of Evri’s Collections. If you already have an account with Evri you can just sign in with your existing credentials. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for a free one right from your iPhone.
Once you’re signed-in, you can start putting your favorite entities in your collections by simply selecting the star at the top of the screen. Your list of collections will appear and you can simply “star” the ones you want to add the entity to. You can even create a new collection here if you like.
Once you’ve started some collections you can go right to them from the main view and see the latest news for all of the entities you’ve added to that collection.
We’ve integrated this feature with the same collections you’ve created on our site so we keep them all in sync for you automatically. Magic!
So try the new version of EvriVerse. Tell your friends and family, and let us know what you think!