If you’re not familiar with Flipboard, it’s a social magazine application for the iPad. Flipboard takes content from popular websites or your own RSS newsfeeds and presents them in a graphical “magazine” format.
Although Flipboard allows users several news services formatted for the app, the real power comes when you attach your Google Reader or another newsreader account. I’ve spent some time organizing my reader into various topics, design, style, news, etc – so the experience is incredibly slick and relevant. I’m finding I rely on Flipboard to be my main news and inspiration source – so much so that I’m very excited about the rumored Mac OS version of the app coming in the future.
The user experience is top notch. It’s a near-perfect blend of style and function on the iPad. The page framework and typography are generated by an algorithm that takes into account the article’s popularity, Twitter retweets and Facebook Likes to create a dynamic layout. The controls are intuitive and simple. It’s interactive publishing done right.
If you haven’t check out Flipboard yet, take a look.
- Can National Geographic Still Wow Us? On Flipboard, It Can (readwriteweb.com)
- Flipboard’s Traffic Just Quadrupled: Now At 400 Million “Flips” Per Month (businessinsider.com)
- iPad app Flipboard blocked in China (tuaw.com)