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Interview with NoteStream CTO!


Industry News Corp recently interviewed NoteStream CTO, Richard Forsythe, about the imminent release of iOS 9.

“Apple’s latest iOS 9 update is slated to launch this September – and with it comes changes that could have a tremendous impact on searches from a mobile device. The update will dramatically shift the landscape of how you search using Siri, Spotlight, or Safari – in favor of apps over mobile-responsive websites. Apple will begin to index web pages containing content that is also available via an iOS app, dramatically affecting blogs and freelance websites.

But there’s hope for writers! NoteStream, a mobile learning app, already complies with nearly every qualification for complete indexing and has been doing so long before this update was announced. NoteStream wants to continue providing an outlet to those that could be lost in the iOS 9 shuffle.”

Check out the complete interview here:

http://www.industrynewscorp.com/ios-9-update-qa-with-notestream-cto-richard-forsythe/

NoteStream CEO Interviewed by Female Entrepreneurs Institute!


Michelle Forsythe’s NoteStream: An app for easy smartphone reading.

The whole shebang. Unedited articles. Long sentences in paragraphs without numbers or bullets. Impossible to read on a smartphone. But that’s why Michelle Forsythe founded NoteStream, the readability and content-delivery app: to give people who love to read the whole text, formatted for a phone screen.

Read the whole article here: http://femaleentrepreneurs.institute/michelle-forsythe-notestream/

NoteStream Featured in Tech.Co


iOS9 to Disrupt Mobile Search

I recently had a chance to speak with NoteStream chief technology officer and co-founder Richard Forsythe about what the iOS9 update means for mobile searches. “Fundamentally, Apple is trying to prioritize search results that can be viewed with an app over results that need to be viewed with a web browser,” Forsythe told me in an interview. He continued, “Apple is trying to improve the search experience for its users.”

http://tech.co/ios9-disrupt-mobile-search-2015-08

NoteStream Featured in App Developer Magazine


The Impact of iOS 9 on User Searches

I recently discussed the impact of iOS 9 on how users will find and consume information with Richard Forsythe, the co-founder and CTO of NoteStream, a mobile learning app that encourages personal growth and exploration through the presentation of enriching content in snackable form written by expert contributors on a wide range of topics.

https://appdevelopermagazine.com/3054/2015/8/7/The-Impact-of-iOS-9-on-User-Searches

NoteStream Interviewed on KOCI!


NoteStream was recently interviewed by Tom Johnson and Lynn Selich on KOCI FM! You can listen to the segment here.

Interview

NoteStream Partners with Ocean Conservancy to Share Content on Mobile Learning App


NoteStream Now Features Compelling Content from Leading Environmental Organization
NoteStream™, the innovative mobile learning app designed to enable users to find, enjoy and follow long-form articles and blogs easily on their mobile devices, today announced its partnership with Ocean Conservancy. Responsible for protecting the world’s oceans, Ocean Conservancy works tirelessly to help formulate ocean policy at the federal and state government levels. Ocean Conservancy’s many collaborations and research efforts drive their mission to ensure the ocean is healthy and thriving.

We couldn’t be more excited to team up with Ocean Conservancy, and look forward to helping this organization in their efforts to protect our oceans,” explained Michelle Forsythe, founder and CEO of NoteStream. “NoteStream was developed to facilitate the essential human desire to learn, while Ocean Conservancy has a mission to educate and empower people in defense of our oceans. With these common goals, we are honored to join forces and help bring Ocean Conservancy’s message to a new mobile audience.

The NoteStream app will feature a robust and growing catalog from Ocean Conservancy. NoteStream readers can already discover more about the acidification of our oceans, understand the real impact of trash in our oceans, and get an update on the Exxon Valdez oil spill after 26 years. New material is regularly published for easy reading in the app.

We are glad to work with NoteSteam in making it easier for people to learn more about the ocean, and actively conserve it, all from their mobile device,” said Julia Roberson, Ocean Conservancy’s Director of Strategic Communications.

About Ocean Conservancy
Our goal is to bring people together to find solutions for our water planet. We educate and empower people to defend not only the ocean and its wildlife, but also the millions who earn their living from the ocean.

Ocean Conservancy educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. From the arctic to the Gulf of Mexico to the halls of Congress, Ocean conservancy brings people together to find solutions for our water planet. Informed by science, our work guides policy and engages people in protecting the ocean and its wildlife for future generations.

To learn more about Ocean Conservancy, visit www.oceanconservancy.org.

NoteStream™ Partners with Environmental, Conservation and Education Powerhouses


NoteStream Now Offers Content from Surfrider Foundation, The Ecology Center and Alaska Zoo, Working to Educate About Our Environment

NoteStream™, the innovative mobile learning app designed to enable users to find, enjoy and follow long-form articles and blogs easily on their mobile devices, today announced three exciting new partnerships: Surfrider Foundation, The Ecology Center and the Alaska Zoo. Notestream selected these organizations to educate their readers about the importance of protecting and conserving the environment.

We like to think of ourselves as environmentally conscious individuals, and we couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with three organizations whose values are in line with our own”, explained CEO and founder, Michelle Forsythe. “We are thrilled to offer our users with a wealth of content that helps educate on important environmental issues.

Surfrider Foundation is one of the largest non-profit, grassroots environmental organizations dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches. The content available on the app encourages readers to become better informed about coastal preservation efforts, and offers updates on current campaigns and ways to get involved with ongoing initiatives.

The Ecology Center highlights empowering and cutting-edge environmental solutions that can be applied to daily life, focusing on five key verticals of Water, Food, Waste, Energy and Shelter. The NoteStream app will feature a robust and growing catalog from The Ecology Center, with articles ranging from sustainable food systems and resource conservation, to cultivating healthy communities through school gardens.

Based in Anchorage, the Alaska Zoo has provided a home for orphaned, injured and captive-born animals for over four decades. Dedicated to promoting the conservation of Arctic, sub-Arctic and like climate species through education, research and community enrichment, the Alaska Zoo provides presentations & talks focusing on global climate change and its impact on the Arctic ecosystem to schools, other organizations, and on-site events.

Notestream is partnering with these organizations to expand their library of content to include background knowledge and ways to get involved in conservation efforts, with articles ranging from the importance of banning plastic bags to marine conservation and protection of the world’s beaches.

See the full press release here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12832945.htm.

NoteStream™ Partners with Surfrider Foundation!


NoteStream™ Partners with Surfrider Foundation to Share Content on Mobile Learning App

NoteStream Now Offers Content from Leading Organization Working to Protect and Preserve World’s Oceans and Beaches

NoteStream™, the innovative mobile learning app designed to enable users to find, enjoy and follow long-form articles and blogs easily on their mobile devices, today announced its partnership with the Surfrider Foundation. One of the largest non-profit, grassroots environmental organizations dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, Surfrider is now utilizing NoteStream as a platform to share content with current supporters and to reach new ones. The content available on the app encourages readers to become better informed about coastal preservation efforts, and offers updates on live campaigns and ways to get involved with ongoing initiatives.

“We are Orange County locals and greatly enjoy our oceans and beaches so we couldn’t be more excited to team up with Surfrider Foundation,” said CEO and founder, Michelle Forsythe. “NoteStream users will now enjoy articles about sanctuary expansions, clean-up efforts and critical local activities. We feel privileged to partner with Surfrider to help spread the word about conservation outreach and help educate readers on the importance of protecting our oceans.”

The Notestream app will feature a robust and growing catalog from the Surfrider Foundation, with articles ranging from the importance of banning plastic bags to marine conservation and protection of the world’s beaches. Sample articles currently available to NoteStream readers include: San Diego Pure Water Program Approved, Surfing After a Rain: What are the Risks?, The Oceans are Full of Plastic – What Now?. New material is continually published for easy download in the app.

“The Surfrider Foundation is excited to partner with NoteStream to further educate, engage and inspire readers about the great work by our passionate and driven staff and volunteer-activists around the country,” said Katie Ferguson, Communications Manager for the Surfrider Foundation. “Really, nobody does a better job at understanding the issues and defending our coastlines than us.”

The NoteStream app presents content known as “NoteStreams” in short, sequential, easy-to-read segments known as “Notes.” NoteStream’s contributors are carefully selected and identified as experts in their designated category. Authors on the app, without any monetary investment to leverage this mobile platform, will benefit from the recent 2.0 update through its app and web-based author profile. NoteStream readers have an average article completion rate of 59%, compared to the average online completion rate of only 8-15%. Further reinforcing the efficacy of the NoteStream app platform, NoteStream users are reading content at roughly 300 words per minute, compared to the average online reader skimming articles at 1,000 words per minute (Source: Nielsen Norman Group). These statistics combined show that NoteStream users are consuming content and finishing articles more than their online user counterparts who end up only skim-reading and, more often than not, dropping off long before reaching the end of an article.

The full press release can be found here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12654760.htm

NoteStream™ Partners with New Contributors


NoteStream™ Partners with New Contributors to Expand App Content Categories

New Content Now Available on Free Mobile Learning App featuring authors The Alcohol Professor, On The Racks, ATOD Magazine, The Hop Review, Ask Dr. Renee and Twenty Something Living

NoteStream™, the innovative mobile learning app designed to enable users to find, enjoy and follow long-form articles and blogs easily on their mobile devices, today announced its partnership with expert contributors The Alcohol Professor, On The Racks, ATOD Magazine, The Hop Review, Ask Dr. Renee and Twenty Something Living. Through these collaborations, NoteStream will showcase content from each publication on the app’s user-friendly interface, allowing articles to be read immediately or to be downloaded and viewed at a later time, with or without a Wi-Fi connection.

Building on the success of NoteStream’s 2.0 update, a range of topics and stories from new authors and publications can now be found on the app. The content available discusses everything from global warming to the evolution of tequila; covers lessons on friendship, and important health news; a personal interview with photographer Bill Phelps , and how to add sparkle to your winter wardrobe—among many others.

By welcoming such a diverse and talented group of authors to the NoteStream community, we’re giving readers access to a whole new library of content,” explains NoteStream CEO and Co-Founder Michelle Forsythe. “We know that our users have a wide range of interests, and we want to help them discover new passions while browsing the app. By expanding the categories available, our users can stretch their minds and find new interests they may not have come across otherwise.

NoteStream invites users to browse through the app to read the latest stories from its new contributing authors, including:

  • Ask Dr. Renee
    Dr. Renee Matthews has appeared on a myriad of TV shows and written for prominent publications, discussing various health topics and offering advice. Dr. Renee earned her Medical Doctorate in 2005, and is a trusted health resource and speaker, educating and transforming the community toward optimal wellness. http://askdrrenee.info/

  • The Alcohol Professor
    Amanda Schuster is Senior Editor in Chief with The Alcohol Professor, an in-depth online magazine written by trade experts, that covers news, trends and advice on all things involving beer, wine and spirits (and various sub-categories like sake.) https://www.alcoholprofessor.com/

  • The Hop Review
    The Hop Review, run by four beer lovers in Chicago, showcases the best brewers, shop owners, distributors and brand managers in the area. http://thehopreview.com/

  • ATOD Magazine
    A Taste of Dawn was founded and created by writer, Dawn Garcia, in November 2010. The publication serves as a resource for those interested in wineries, restaurants, notes, venues, philanthropy and local hot spots. http://atodmagazine.com/

  • On the Racks
    On The Racks is a fashion and lifestyle blog authored by Laura Ellner. The site covers her simple pleasures of life, including food, booze, love and clothes. http://www.ontheracks.com/

  • Twenty Something Living
    Designed for the twenty-something American woman, this outlet covers healthy living, career advice, entertainment news, offers fashion and beauty tips and shares relatable and funny stories about everyday life. http://twentysomethingliving.com/

NoteStream offers authors an average article completion rate of 59%, compared to the average online completion rate of only 8-15%. Further reinforcing the efficacy of the NoteStream app platform, NoteStream users are reading content at roughly 300 words per minute, compared to the average online user skimming articles at 1,000 words per minute (Source: Nielsen Norman Group). These statistics combined show that NoteStream users are consuming content and finishing articles more than their online user counterparts who end up only skim-reading and, more often than not, dropping off long before reaching the end of an article.

The NoteStream app presents content known as “NoteStreams” in short, sequential, easy-to-read segments known as “Notes.” NoteStream’s contributors are carefully selected and identified as experts in their designated category. New and existing authors, without any monetary investment to leverage this mobile platform, will benefit from the recent 2.0 update through its app and web-based author profile. The author profile provides evidence of the author’s expertise and gives ownership and transparency to each NoteStream. Contributors are provided with metrics, including number of readers and time spent with their content. All NoteStream content remains the property of the author and is fully attributed with an author profile and credits. NoteStream is developing a native advertising program, and once implemented, authors will be eligible to receive a revenue share. In addition, for authors who rely on subscribers, NoteStream has the ability to add a paywall to ensure authors are not losing any revenue while still gaining new followers through the NoteStream platform. Individuals interested in contributing to NoteStream are invited to visit http://www.notestream.com/authors/.

For more information about NoteStream, please visit www.notestream.com. To download NoteStream version 2.0, please visit: www.notestream.com/app. Stay up-to-date on all things NoteStream by “liking” its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NoteStream) and “following” it on Twitter (@NoteStreamInc).

Tapscape Rates NoteStream as “Amazing”…


We’re excited about this one: Tapscape.com wrote up a beautiful review of NoteStream. In case you don’t know them, Tapscape is a Technorati Top 100 Gadget Blog, and a trusted source for the latest in technology news and analysis.

They summarized their review by saying:

I loved every second of my experience with Notestream! There’s just something about it that makes you want to sit down with a cup of tea, relax and read the day away. On the more technical side Notestream works absolutely wonderful with no graphical glitches or bugs to be found anywhere.
If you’re looking for a beautifully designed app where you can seriously get a lot smarter and have fun while doing it Notestream is the app for you. Tapscape suggests you guys check this one out!
Score: 9 – Amazing!

We’d encourage everyone to read the full review here: http://www.tapscape.com/notestream-iphone-app-review/