Flipboard is a magazine format application for use on the IOS, Android and blackberry platforms. Flipboard collects news feeds and website content and sets it up so that you can flip through the content like you are reading a magazine. You can also have your social media feeds on flipboard that makes using social media a different experience altogether. The app came into prominence for its wonderful design and ease of use. The pages on the app are extremely neat and the spacing of letters as well and pictures comes together seamlessly on the app. Apple also named it “The app of the year” in 2010. The user interface is very personalized. It displays the various feeds that the user has subscribed for with pictures. A person can select from the list whatever interests him/her and ‘Flip’ through the content. It was basically designed keeping in mind those people who are short of time.
Flipboard has an update version 2.1for the IOS platform. This is a very timely update as apple has just released its two new Iphones 5C and 5S. It has also released a slimmer, faster and lighter Ipad, the Ipad air with retina display. The visuals and the overall feel of the app is made such that these hardware features of the Ipad as well as the Iphone are used to its best. The Ipad and Iphones are 64 bit devices with apple A7 Chipset. The developers at flipboard have made the User interface fast but they will run much faster on the I-devices
Users will experience a faster interface with an all-new look that uses the parallax scrolling effects on the IOS devices. The overall performance of the app is also much improved. The app is now a lot smoother and easier to use. It runs faster on all devices. The app is designed to take advantage of the bigger screen on the Iphone 5C and 5S. It uses more number of tiles on the screen to give you greater clarity and a larger display. The other new feature that has been built in is onscreen alerts. This particular feature basically alerts you about the updates on your feed such that you don’t miss a thing from here on. The other perk is that you can change the size of the font to the size that you are comfortable reading. There have also been a lot of bug fixes also with this update. In addition to this the social media icons have also had a makeover. The comment bubble and the heart icon look very different. The overall visuals of the UI look a lot more streamlined.
Flipboard’s last update came in March 2013. It added features such as user notifications and the ability to share custom made magazines. The social media reader app now has about 90 million users. To download the latest version of flipboard go on the Apple istore or the Google playstore. Be sure to check this tutorial on how do so. Update your flipboard app to experience all these wonderful functionalities. Be sure to check this tutorial on how do so.