Loren Brichter, inventor of the now ubiquitous pull-to-refresh control, interviewed in an article by Fast Company called “Why the Pull-to-Refresh Gesture Must Die”:
Brichter, however, feels that it’s high time his gesture evolves. “The fact that people still call it ‘pull-to-refresh’ bothers me—using it just for refreshing is limiting and makes it obsolete,” he says. “I like the idea of ‘pull-to-do-action.’”
If you like the sound of that, you’re gonna love Unread.