Google has announced a brand new news platform called ‘Bulletin.’ The purpose of Bulletin is to provide “hyperlocal” news. In other words, hot stories around where you are. The platform will roll out soon as a mobile app. But for right now, only a handful of people have been granted early access to the upcoming platform.
Google has given us a preview of Bulletin to take a look at. The app features a modern design that feels very much like your ordinary news app today. However, it does have its differences. Essentially, the app will allow journalists to share news stories including coverage of events at only the local level. This way, users can go in and stay up to date on what’s going on in their area and become aware of any nearby events.
What makes Bulletin different is the fact that all stories will be public. Google wants people to get use out of the app, and so it has made everything easily discoverable. Google is also looking to make these stories show up in its search results. As with every news app today, users will also be able to share stories using various social connections.
Everything is publishable and viewable in the app, so journalists won’t need any other platform to publish content, nor will readers be redirected to outside web pages to view content. To test it out, apply for early access yourself at the source link and keep your fingers crossed for Google to add you to the program. An exact public roll out has not been dated. We’ll keep you up to date.