Some claimed that this is the mother of all iPad apps and I tend to agree. Well, after two weeks or so and downloading of some 2 dozens apps, this is one that I found to be most original and dynamic. How long it will stay out there in the open is up to anyone's guess though.
What Flipboard does is to give its users a chance to create his/her own magazine. You can include some 21 sites as your personal favorites (somewhat like your bookmarks) within Flipboard's favorite section, essentially 2 pages. More favorites can be added but it's hidden from view.
How does Flipboard work? Well, essentially it's set up as a social news app and take advantage of the colorful and visually pleasing screen of the Ipad to display some of the contents that had been shared and tweeted around the net. Any content from any site that had been tweeted and shared through Facebook often enough will find its way into Flipboard, as long as you add the very site that host those content.
What's good about Flipboard? Flipboard renders the popularity of content and news across the net into a readable platform. Of course, the fact that it's a social media app means only if the content or news are actively seek by readers and shared will they find their way into this app. It gives many sites a reading into how popular some or all of their contents are. It's hence a great marketing tool.
For its users, Flipboard is yet another dynamic way to find about what's out there and a way to congregate one's favorite contents within a field, sector or hobby. It's however a lot more visually pleasing and exciting than merely bookmarking links to one's browser. Flipboard gives the reader a chance to choose what to read and what not to in a simpler format than what we are accustomed on the net.
What's not so great about Flipboard? Some contents may be great but won't find their way into this app simply because they are not popular!
All in all though the advantages outweigh the imperfection. Try it and if you find a new way of using it, do share with all of us here on Lunch!
It's fast becoming one of my most favorites iPad apps out there. Flipboard complements your reading habits and invites readers to read in a more pleasurable and dynamic way. It's also one of the most useful social media apps, imho! With Flipboard, I'm able to keep in touch not only with the hobbies and activities I'm passionate about, it also gives me a new platform to share those contents, news and events with people whom I care … more
Flipboard is a social magazine application and company founded in 2010 by Mike McCue and Evan Doll, based out of Palo Alto, California in the United States for Apple's iPad tablet computer. The application is designed to collect the content of social networks and other websites and present them in magazine format on the iPad. The application is designed specifically for the iPad's large touch screen and allows users to "flip" through their social networking feeds and feeds from websites that have partnered with Flipboard.