Flipboard Launches World's First Social Magazine

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Jul 21, 2010.

By Maura on Jul 21, 2010 at 5:23 AM
  1. Maura

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2vpvEDS00o"]YouTube - Meet Flipboard.[/ame]

    Flipboard is a new social magazine iPad app that aims to bring to life the stories, photos, news and updates being shared across Twitter and Facebook. The magazine app is the brainchild of Mike McCue, former CEO of Tellme, and Evan Doll, former senior iPhone engineer at Apple, and has been designed from the ground up for iPad. It works by creating a magazine out of the user's social content, with the Facebook and Twitter sections enabling readers to quickly fllip through the latest stories, photos and updates from friends and trusted sources. Flipboard renders links and images right in the magazine, so readers no longer have to scan long lists of posts and click on link after link. Instead, they instantly see all the stories, comments and images.

    As you can see in the video, Flipboard also lets readers easily create sections around topics or people they care about. What I like about this is that it's useful for those people who might not have Twitter themselves, but who like to follow other people's or organisations' updates on Twitter. You can choose from Flipboard's suggested selections on topics such as Sports, News, Tech and Style, with content hand-curated from popular and interesting Twitter feeds, or create an entirely new section by searching by topic, person or Twitter list to make Flipboard even more personal.

    Flipboard is available now from the iPad app store as a free download.
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Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Jul 21, 2010.

    1. Rlanger
      Rlanger
      Just installed it. Looks like a really beautiful and useful app. Best of all, it's free!
    2. Hasty
      Hasty
      Looks pretty but I want more boxes to assign.
    3. Scala
      Scala
      Wow! And free?! Double WOW!
    4. Gayle
      Gayle
      Love it!!
    5. BFP_br
      BFP_br
      Cool, great app.
    6. arshield
      arshield
      Looks cool but I keep getting a servers busy error
    7. tdmsu
      tdmsu
      It is cool, but the Facebook does not update often, and does not include all updates, only a few for some reason.

      They keep adding feeds, but I would also like to have more than 9 available at a time. Why make us manually delete read feeds? Why not set it up so that the ones we've read disappear, leaving the rest?
    8. Prasius
      Prasius
      Agreed about limited feeds; my review on the app store says this as well. Hopefully they can work something out soon.
    9. Hasty
      Hasty
      I've been using this app since it came out and do so want it to succeed but I keep finding myself frustrated by it.

      World news is appallingly bad. Repetitive illustrations and irrelevant boxes with irrelevant quotes. The limited feeds are already noted. There's a lot of potential here if they can sharpen it up.

      Still it is free and remarkable free from ads so far.
      It's also introduced me to a website I was unaware of, The Browser. For that alone I'm grateful.

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