Hardbound’s app uses visual stories to catch you up on the day’s news and more


Instead of killing time on your phone playing games or browsing Facebook, the recently launched application Hardbound aims to help you fill your spare minutes by learning something new instead. The months-old app introduces its own visual and interactive format for mobile storytelling, allowing you to tap through interesting mini-stories covering science, history, technology, business and other topics. With its latest update, the app wants to help you keep up with the day’s news, too.

At its core, Hardbound offers a simple way to get an overview of what can sometimes be more complicated subjects.

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For example, one of its more recent visual stories explains “How the Electoral College Became a Thing” – a topic that many people are still somewhat hazy on, but are reading about…

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