Here at Trove, we’re always looking to make our technology available on new platforms, but our latest collaboration is really different: it fundamentally expands the way troves become a part of our users’ everyday experiences. We’re excited to announce that the app that’s been called a “Treasure for News Junkies” and “Pinterest for News” is now launching on Amazon’s Fire phone.
Trove for Fire phone seamlessly connects Trove’s active communities with Amazon’s user base through the Firefly plugin. When you use Firefly to scan something, you’ll now see Trove results that include news articles and troves. Troves are streams of articles about a topic drawn from about 15,000 news sources with public RSS feeds. A curated trove is owned by an expert or enthusiast who is picking the best articles for his or her followers. That means that while you shop, review, and share with your Amazon Fire phone, you can also read more about your topic of interest, including what Trove’s curators are suggesting for their followers.
Are you gearing up for a summer rewatch of Game of Thrones? Scan the DVD cover, book jacket, or a snippet of audio from an episode, and Firefly shows you articles to read and curated troves to follow. Fans who are as deep into Westeros as you are have been picking the best recaps, teasers, spoilers, photo stacks, and reviews.
This is an exciting start, but we’re really looking ahead to Trove features that can further delight Amazon customers. Keep an eye out for ongoing work that brings even more of Trove’s community and technology to Amazon’s users.
And of course, all the great Trove features we’ve been honing since our launch in January are now available through the Trove app in the Amazon Appstore. You can follow a curated trove and join the conversation by picking and commenting, or just read the best stuff from all over the web picked by people who share your interests. Signing in with your Facebook or Twitter credentials (or both!) lets you see what your friends and followers are picking.
Curate your own trove on any topic and watch your followers grow and interact. Curating is even easier than ever with our bookmarklet. The “Pickmarklet” works on desktops and mobile devices, and it lets you pick almost anything from across the web into a trove you’re curating.
Come check out Trove on the Fire phone. The Trove app is also available on Kindle Fire. We can’t wait to see your community of readers grow.