Back in July, we covered an iPhone app called Trimit that allows users to take large chunks of text that they write or import through a link, and shrink it down to fit a social network update. To cut a long story short, the startup secured $250,000 in funding from Hong Kong Billionaire Li Ka Shing, pivoted and relaunched this week as Summly.
That in itself isn’t mind-blowing. But when you learn that the founder is a 16-year-old schoolboy from London, and the app is actually really rather good, well, things start to take on a bit more of a ‘wow’ factor.
Summly promises a simpler way to browse and search the Web. It automatically summarizes search results, webpages and news articles with a view towards making content more palatable.