HTC spent a good amount of time at its event yesterday talking about its customized version of Android known as Sense 6. One of the big new features is a redesigned “BlinkFeed” home screen that the company has decided to open up to developers this time around. That means that app developers like Foursquare are going to be able to present users with info as soon as they switch on their phone through BlinkFeed. It’s not just getting opened up to developers, however, as HTC confirmed in its press release yesterday that it will bring the feature to other Android devices soon:
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Following its popularity with HTC users, HTC will now make HTC BlinkFeed available to other Android devices, launching on the Google Play store soon.
That sounds a lot like you will soon be able to try BlinkFeed on your non-HTC Android device through a dedicated app in the Google Play store. It also doesn’t hurt that HTC decided to make some of its core Sense apps available as apps on the Google Play store in order to get updates out faster to users.
Foursquare and Fitbit have already been announced as partners, and today Foursquare announced that meal recommendations will start appearing on the new HTC One M8 and any device running Sense 6 starting today.