We are honoured and delighted that Google has welcomed Gentle Reader into the Google Cloud Startups Program. A big shout-out of thanks to Louis Fontaine, GCP Territory Manager in Dublin, for his advice and encouragement.
Gentle Reader uses the Google Cloud Translation API to provide instant translation of RSS feeds.
Beginning this week, you can find feeds from Der Spiegel, Le Monde, Le Figaro, El Pais and Gazeta Wyborcza, translated into English on Gentle Reader. We plan to expand the range of publications and to offer a choice of reading languages in the near future.
Gentle Reader is a free reading app for serious readers. Download Gentle Reader for iOS and Mac from Apple App Stores, or find us on the web at gentlereader.com. Android apps coming soon.
As a start up, the first and last thing you want to think about is an office / working environment. It’s the place you will host meetings whether the board, partnerships or potential clients. It’s the place you will house the team.
At Gentle Reader, 80% of our team is remote working and for those who are in London, visiting or living, we found residency in the East Village “Here East” which is located between Hackney Wick and Stratford. Plexal. Where do we start with the best part of our co-working space:
- 200-seater events space
- Dedicated seats vs hot desks
- Tube, overground, train and bus connection
So why are we telling you all this? Well, we would love to see your faces to meet you, please don’t be shy. You can message us for a meet and/ or Visit Plexal’s website to see more about our location.
We’re excited to be writing this first post, as today, Monday 13th August 2018, marks our official launch date (yay!). It has been a journey already over the last 18 months getting our idea from concept to beta to here. However we are standing on our own two (virtual) feet and ready. As with any new products/ services, please bare with us if we have any glitches along the way, it’s tech and you know how issues can occur.
Is Gentle Reader for you I hear you ask yourself? The reading app that doubles your reading pleasure
We want to challenge/ change the way people READ. We are not interested in spamming you with adverts or unwanted content, for us, reading is your escapism whether during a busy commute or having a coffee in a cafe, we understand the need for absolute clean content to catch up on updates from around the world in the palm of your hand.
“It’s all about getting you connected with the content. Our beauty is hiding all the technical sophistication of Gentle Reader to the point you forget we are even there. We’re driven by Simplicity, it’s inculcate to our DNA.”
– Jeremy, CEO of Gentle Reader
If you would like to get started, we are available on Web, Mac app, iOS (iPhone and iPad), Windows and even an Amazon Alexa skill. We have an exciting product road map planned with relevant features coming your way, but if you have any ideas/ suggestions, please do send it our way as we are always looking for feedback.