If you frequently find yourself with lots of downtime with just your iPhone for company, maybe you should try getting the Dull app. What this new mobile app does is randomly feed your iPhone with random content -- be it images, GIFs, news, music, products, and many more.
The random stuff may be a bit of a hit and miss thing, but when you are sick of scrolling endlessly through your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram feeds, getting random content may feel like a welcome breath of fresh air.
When users install the Dull app on their devices, they are immediately fed with random content, as well as helpful information on how the app works. Like all newly introduced mobile apps, Dull could use some further polishing in terms of its interface. But it does work well in serving its purpose, and that is show anything under the sun that might alleviate the user's boredom.
Basically, the app works like a collated news feed from a variety of networks. Users can even adjust the app's settings -- Dull has toggles for a wide range of supported content sources, including Pinterest, YouTube, Vine, SoundCloud, Flickr, Reddit, Giphy, Shuffler.fm, 500px, Canopy, Fashionista, XKCD, ProductHunt, and many more.
Even though the Dull app does not offer a selection that contains popular news hubs like CNN or Wall Street Journal, iPhone users (especially teenagers) may find its random, not-too-serious content more enjoyable because of its unpredictability. The next content you see could be the funniest thing in the world, or one that would give you nightmares for days, but at least you get to kill some time without thinking too much about it.
Dull was developed by Roeland Landegent as a side project. During the app's beta testing period, 70 percent of the 150 users who tried it returned to the app within 24 hours. After the app debuted on ProductHunt's website earlier this week, Dull's website (the URL is Dull.rocks, which totally rocks) took more than 10,000 hits.
To differentiate itself from other content discovery services like Flipboard or Bloglovin, the Dull app automatically scrolls down after a few seconds, although users themselves can scroll down through the app. Content can be swiped off to the side of the iPhone's screen for quick removal, or swipe to the right for easy sharing.
The Dull app is available as a free download for iOS users.
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