Microsoft has launched a new app that will allow users to track their favorite celebrities. Dubbed as ‘Snipp3t' the app is currently available only on iOS devices. The free app looks a lot like any other endlessly scrolling news reader.
The Snipp3t app lets users find celebrities, click on their famous and finely-chiseled mug, and you're sent every bit a news relating to the ones that they follow. The app basically provides updates about the celebrities.
Moreover, its not just the celebrities that we are talking about but it also offers users with all the gossip, news, trends, photos and videos. It is powered by Bing. The app which is currently available only in the US gives you a personalized stream of headlines.
Snipp3t provides a Subscriptions page, where you can manage the celebrities you follow, discover popular celebrities and search for specific celebrities. Once you've synced with Facebook, the app will pull up celebrities both living and dead that you've liked and automatically subscribe you.
Users need to simply tap on a celebrity to view their detailed profiles and explore a timeline of news stories surrounding them. Moreover, the app includes celebrity profiles with detailed coverage and adds the ability to comment on the news items.
"Tap on a celebrity to view their detailed profiles and explore a timeline of news stories surrounding them. You can also tap into a news story to get all relevant story content (news articles, photos, videos, and social mentions) in one place," reads Microsoft's description of the app on Apple's App Store.
The app also allows users to sign-in via Facebook account to see what celebrities there friends are tracking. It is surprising that Microsoft did not launch the app on its own Windows Phone platform first. There is no word if or when will the app land on Android and Windows Phone platform.
You can download the app from Apple App Store.