Oct 30, 2014
Flipboard, the popular personal magazine app for Android users, has just received a big update.
The third generation of Flipboard brings a refreshed look, and a bunch of refined features, especially for folks who use the app on their phones.
Excerpts from the explanatory blogpost detailing the changes:
1) With over 30,000 topics now available, your Flipboard can be as unique as you are. Topics range from â€œaction heroâ€ to â€œzoologyâ€ (and everything in-between), and you can find them via search or by tapping on the new topic tags on articles. Press â€œfollowâ€ every time you want to add something (or someone) to your Flipboard and watch as your experience becomes tailored to your life.
Topics are fueled by Ziteâ€™s technology but theyâ€™re also powered by people: Flipboardâ€™s magazine makers, to be precise. Our â€œMagMakersâ€ have curated over 10 million magazines around subjects theyâ€™re passionate about, often flipping in insightful articles, stunning photos and powerful videos and music. Our communityâ€™s hand-picked selections, indexed by our algorithms, yield a potent new mix of topical content you wonâ€™t find anywhere else. Take a look:
2) Want to catch up on the news in a fast, definitive way? Meet The Daily Edition, a carefully curated roundup of top headlines in news, business, tech, sports and culture, along with some fun elements, like a daily track and a Parting GIF to send you off on your day with a smile. Curated by the Flipboard team, The Daily Edition is currently available in editions for the U.S., UK, Latin America, U.S. Latino, Brazil and India, and is ready every day by 7:00 a.m. local time. You can find it among your tiles.
3) Weâ€™re rolling out an all-new design for the phone, where Flipboard has been re-imagined to be more magazine-like and elegant. Open Flipboard, and youâ€™ll be immediately immersed in a highly-visual and up-to-the-minute stream of articles, photos and more based on your areas of interest. There are airy full-screen covers, fresh typography and a new navigational bar that lets you quickly access your home feed, your tiles, search, notifications and your profile.
4) The MagMakers among you will be excited to learn that thereâ€™s an updated look for profiles and a new Web tool called My Analytics, which offers an overview of how your curation is performing on Flipboard. And because we admire the work of our MagMakers, weâ€™re launching a new series today called â€œMy Magazine,â€ videos that spotlight inspiring people, their personal journeys and magazine expressions. Be sure to check out the clips and share your story with us using the #MyMagazine hashtag.
[Source: Flipboard Blog]