Newsbrute

Find the top daily news from the best sites in one place.

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The Newsbrute news engine can sort articles by popularity, time period, and filter by your personal preferences.

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Keith Chima
Keith ChimaMaker@keithchima · Founder, newsbrute.com
Hey ProductHunt! There are a lot of great video game news sites out there, but they can be pretty slow, and there are a lot of them. So, as a dev with a passion for video games, my solution was to.... make another one :). Newsbrute is a webapp built on AngularJS. It discovers the most popular video game articles of the day/week/month and sorts them in order of relative popularity. On click, it opens a quick sliding preview, with a call-to-action back to the original article and content creators. The idea is to give you a single snapshot of the day's gaming news, and it's got a slick mobile view too. E3 (the biggest week in gaming) is starting, so it couldn't be a better time to check it out, and I hope you will. Any feedback is welcome, and while I hope you'll visit newsbrute.com regularly, our twitter and facebook pages are a pretty small commitment, too: https://twitter.com/newsbrute https://www.facebook.com/newsbrute
Ildi Xhaholli
Ildi Xhaholli@madebyildi · Creative Artist
Hey Keith, congrats on the launch! How are you determining what are the "most popular video game articles". Can you talk about the whole process a little bit? How many sources are you looking at, what determines the popularity, is it all machine curated or human curated as well? Also i'm curious to know if you've considered user submissions or suggestions for articles?
Keith Chima
Keith ChimaMaker@keithchima · Founder, newsbrute.com
@madebyildi Glad to hear from you :) It is all machine-curated for the time-being. I decided to do this so that we could always have a consistent number of articles, and the site would be lively with news from the start. As it gets bigger I wouldn't be opposed to adding user submissions or a separate "vote" metric. I'm also interested in eventually adding different types of news, hence the generic domain name :) Right now we are looking at 5 sources, basically the top 5 gaming news sites. This is something I had always wanted to do, but it's very difficult to estimate traffic or popularity from another site unless they make their analytics public. However, Feedly has provided a nice developer API that tracks the activity of their own users through their RSS reader, which is a pretty nicely-sized sample. I do a little bit of math on my end and get relative popularity, or "how many users viewed this article over how many users view an average article on this site". This gives me a universal metric that I can use to display a Giant Bomb article next to a Kotaku article next to a Gamespot article, despite them all having very different traffic. Thanks for the comment!
Ildi Xhaholli
Ildi Xhaholli@madebyildi · Creative Artist
@keithchima thanks for the insight! I was def wondering about the name as well, but I see where you are going with it :)