Flipboard CEO Mike Mccue on the company’s 2.0 launch today, including the ability to make your own magazines:
Warning. This gets addictive, especially when you start seeing other people who share your interests reading and commenting on your magazines.
Agreed. I’ve already made two that I plan to update regularly:
So many interesting things you can do with this new functionality. Travel guides. Tributes. Visual link blogs. Real-time breaking news magazines. Mixtapes. This is a fantastic update.
*If you buy the new Samsung Galaxy S III…
The popular app will be an exclusive to that phone for some unspecified amount of time.
But after that… it will be more broadly available on Android devices!*
*”Select” Android devices, that is.
What a platform.
I think my favorite thing about Flipboard for iPhone is that it’s not a simple port of their iPad app. They definitely could have gotten away with that since their iPad app is brilliant. But the form factor and the use case of the iPhone is different. That’s obvious to say, but it’s surprising how many developers seem to ignore that.
Flipboard for iPhone is a revelation in beauty and user experience. This is how content consumption should work on the phone.
Tumblr on Flipboard. This pleases me greatly. Though I’d still love to see support for reading only certain tags.
Also worth noting is the addition of “Flipboard Accounts” which means one thing: Flipboard for iPhone coming soon.
One of the things I’ve always hated about ads on the web is just how little attention is paid to the way they actually look. Instead, ads are shoved in any and all available white space. This makes both the ads and the content look like shit.
Flipboard will take a different approach. Ads will only be full-screen, and will reside in between stories, like a traditional magazine.
Will that work? I don’t know, but I certainly appreciate Flipboard’s firm stance to keep the reading experience as pleasant and as beautiful as possible.