Summly, a smartphone news summary application created by a 17 year old, has debuted in the top 20 of Apple’s app store chart following a successful couple of hours on the market.
Nick D’Aloiso from London designed the app which allows users to surf news summaries which can then be shown in full by a swipe of the finger.
It is understood that the teenager received over $1 million in funding from a number of investors to support development.
Many famous faces have shown support for the app with users including Stephen Fry and Rupert Murdoch.
As the majority of people now choose to consume news on the go via their mobile devices, it is thought that Summly’s popularity may continue to grow.
Summly currently has a rating of three stars on Apple’s App Store and is available to download free of charge.