Flipboard 2.0 app review

March 29, 2013

The popular news aggregation latest app Flipboard 2.0, is the latest version of the digital magazine that gives the app an overhaul that lets each user become the editor of their own magazine. Flipboard has a base of around 50 million users. I personally recall the first version of Flipboard that I downloaded for my iPad 1 back in 2010, essentially transformed one’s Twitter and Facebook feeds into a digital magazine. Thereafter, the app added integration from other sources such as Instagram, Tumblr, and Linkedin as well as bringing in content from certain media sources specially formatted for the application. Flipboard 2.0 which I downloaded last night, has in essence transformed the experience of the app from discovery to content curation. I was delighted when I realized that every new update essentially keep the original experience.

I was delighted when I realized that every new update essentially keep the original experience. It also allowed me to create my own magazines, based on themes of my choice, which I had the capacity to choose to either share or keep private. In order to create my own magazine within the app, I had to press the + sign shown at the bottom of the graphic which then allowed me to flip the content. Once I selected this action it did automatically develop into an editorial kind of spread with a lead cover image. The new app has made it possible to make changes at will like making modifications to the cover and even adding tracks. It is also possible to share the magazine one has created if the user wishes so. Unfortunately, Android users will have to wait for the time being because these updates currently are only available to the iOS version I downloaded for free on https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flipboard-your-social-news/id358801284?mt=8

 

Contador Harrison