After many months of anticipation, we are happy to announce that Particls is going Public Beta today.For users:
Particls is a filtered news reader or widget that learns what you care about and alerts you to important news and information while you work. More at www.particls.comFor bloggers and site owners:
Particls allows bloggers and site owners to create a custom version of the application. Particls will share revenue with partners. More at www.particls.com/about/publishersFor developers:
Particls is freely extensible by developers. Reach into corporate databases and web APIs to grab and display data in new and interesting ways. More at http://www.particls.com/extensions/How much is it:
Particls is a free download with some ads. Later, an ad-free Pro version will be available for a small subscription fee. It is free for Partners to create custom versions.What's new in public beta:
Particls is now no longer invite only. Anyone will be able to download it from the download page
. Also, bloggers can now embed Particls widgets on the blog sidebars or create white label version of Particls. Learn more here
.Got a Mac:
We love Mac - A Mac native version is coming. Here are some instructions to use parallels or watch the demos
The Particls team loves feedback - get int touch via: Email
, Twitter, and of course, right here in the commentsA little about Particls - for end users
The web is just too big. No one has time to keep track of all the sites, conversations and interesting bits and pieces that are out there. We each have real work to do and lives to live!
Particls helps you track your favorite sites and applications by displaying desktop alerts for important changes.
Subscribe to the sites you like best, and then when they change you're notified. Particls can even work out how important the new information is and display an alert that is proportional to its importance to you.
For example, general information might be displayed on a news ticker, important stuff might appear on a popup alert and urgent information might be SMS'd to your phone.
Think of it like a highly advanced widget or filtered feed reader.A little about Particls - for bloggers and site owners
Through the Particls partner program, bloggers and site owners can create a custom version of Particls. They can change the skin, default feeds and default Attention Profile to give users their own branded desktop notification system.
By integrating Particls into their site, partners get more return traffic, their brand on desktops everywhere and a share of revenue.
This service is free for partners to participate in. Learn more at www.particls.com/intouchA little about Faraday Media
Particls is owned and operated by Faraday Media. Faraday was founded by 2 'Twenty Something' Australian entrepreneurs.
Faraday Media focuses on helping users deal with information overload by creating tools that generate a highly personalized view of worldwide information and entertainment media.
The company has been in operation since July 2006 (product development started earlier in January 2006). In that time it has launched Alpha and Beta versions of Particls to over 4000 self-subscribed testers, secured Angel Funding and attracted attention from global media and financial services brands as well as high-profile technology leaders.
The company has also been an active contributor to the community founding the APML and Media 2.0 workgroups and open sourcing some of its software.More Information
More information for bloggers can be found on the website or contact Chris Saad (Co-Founder/CEO) at firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks
We would like to thank all those who have made it possible for us to get to this major milestone. Your generous help and advice has been always been very much appreciated.Coverage
Coverage has already started:LiakoRead/Write WebProfyMashableStartupSquadThe Podcast NetworkTechcrunchTechmemeDaniela BarbosaDaniela's awesome Video
(must watch!)Emily ChangCleverclogsInterview with Chris Saad on Gizbuzz