Every year, Teens in Tech has had an incubator where we were able to assist talented teenagers in the launch of their own products and ventures. We were proud to highlight many of our incubator teams from 2012 at the Teens in Tech Conference back in August, today. Today, we are happy to announce the official launch of one of the products, Clipped, that was developed by Tanay Tandon. The official launch was back on December 29th, however, today we will take a quick look at the product, it’s current state, and the future of Clipped.
The Beginning of Clipped
As we currently know, Clipped was developed by Cupertino High Sophomore, Tanay Tandon. Clipped isn’t just an application, it is more like a platform for greater features and compatible systems for the future.
Clipped currently is an application and bookmarklet that works by using an algorithm to scan through a news article and shorten it into three concise bullet points. In these bullet points, you have given a thorough synopsis of what the full news article is about. These clipped articles are then able to be shared on social media websites for others to view. You are able to search for websites and topics that interest you as well.
Clipped analyzes text grammatically to extract the most important information from an article. The algorithm identifies sentence structures statisitically, and graphically determines predicate-subject relationships to generate the best bullet-point summaries possible. Plus, Clipped re-reads all of its own summaries to make sure they make sense. Pure genius. (Clipped.me)
How’s It Performing
Clipped is currently unveiled on iTunes, Android, as well as a bookmarklet. Clipped also was just released as a Chrome plugin as well quite recently. As of now, iTunes reviews have been great. News and article availability is quite substantial, with sources both large and small available for your reading enjoyment.
The Future of Clipped
Tandon mentions that the Clipped algorithm is continually being updated and advanced each day. However, Clipped ultimately hopes to get to the point where documents are able to utilize this technology in the near future. Until then, if you are a developer looking to incorporate Clipped into your product, the free Clipped API is available for individuals to sign up for. If you are interested, click here to sign up.