One of the most anticipated app releases for any platform is finally here. The social magazine app, Flipboard, that made headlines over the iPad, then iPhone and then Android, has finally made its way to Microsoft’s latest desktop computing platform, Windows.
With over one million apps currently residing on Apple's servers the chances are that iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users are pretty much covered across all of the various app categories. With that said, we all have our own personal favorite apps, right? The extremely popular Flipboard social news magazine is definitely one of the more sought-after offerings for iOS devices, and today, it has just received a bump to version 2.1 with a few new goodies thrown in for new and existing users.
Flipboard and Facebook are two platforms, if not apps, that don’t need any introduction. While Facebook has been around for more than a while and has a far larger footprint in the digital world than anything else, Flipboard debuted on iOS and redefined the concept of a social news reader, expanding later on into Android and other popular platforms. Now, it seems that both of these are officially making way into the Windows 8 sphere as well, where both the apps were showcased today at BUILD 2013, right beside the Windows 8.1 Preview download announcement.
Social magazine app Flipboard for iOS has been dealt a very healthy update today, with the marquee feature being the ability for users to create their very own, personalized digital magazines. Never shying away from beauty, Flipboard has long since been in a league of its own when it comes to ease-of-use and interface, and this rather significant update only cements its reputation as the best in the digital magazine business. As well as being able to edit your own magazine, which you can either share or keep locked away for private reading, there are a host of practical UI alterations, rendering navigation just that little bit better.
If you use your iPad for the purpose of reading news and magazines, you haven't adequately done your tablet justice until you've used Flipboard. A stunning, innovative interface makes keeping up with the latest content a real joy, and if you like reading books as well skimming through the content of Flipboard, you'll be pleased to know that the app has just added a Books category which integrates with Apple’s iBookstore.
Although it is one of the most popular apps on any mobile platform, the Android version of the Flipboard news magazine has just received a pretty notable update, taking it to version 1.9.7. The Android version of the app has enjoyed significant success with millions of downloads since the original launch, picking up a number of design and technical accolades along the way. This latest update is a continuation of the devs dedication to providing the best news reading experience available.
The ever popular Flipboard has finally seen an Android app break out of the company, but as many will know, as yet it is an exclusive piece of software for the Samsung Galaxy S III. By all accounts, and according to those who gave the app a whirl at the aforementioned phone's unveiling, the app itself is pretty great. But what about everyone who isn't rushing out to pick up Samsung's shiny new smartphone?
Flipboard is a prime example of how an app should look, perform and function. It's clean, it's crisp, and everything just works, and it is truly unmatched on both the iPhone, and primarily, the iPad.
When Flipboard stepped up their game by releasing an iPhone app for their self-titled reader, we knew someone would want to steal their thunder somehow.