Recently, world’s first social magazine Flipboard rolled out an overhauled version of its application for android phones and tablets. This will now enable users of Samsung Galaxy phone, Nexus tablet or other Android devices to keep up on all of their news and interests as well as create their own magazines on any topic, event or hobby. The company also announced Flipboard Editor, a web-based tool that gives all curators more control over their magazines. Additionally, subscribers to the Financial Times can now read the entire FT on their Flipboard.
Flipboard has become known as a single place to enjoy the news and updates people want everyday on their tablets and smartphones; it’s an easy way to quickly catch up on what’s happening in the world. With the ability to save and collect stories, videos and images into custom magazines, Flipboard provides a platform for personal expression and idea-sharing. Anyone can start their own magazine with a simple tap on the “+” button on items within Flipboard or by using the Flipboard bookmarklet to save content via the web.
Android users have the option to flip an item into a magazine from other applications, including YouTube, a web browser or their photo gallery. There are also many ways to share Flipboard magazines on Android: in addition to the social networks they have connected to Flipboard, Android users can share a magazine from the magazine’s cover “share” button, via text message, email or on Pinterest.
Flipboard’s new web-based Editor gives all Flipboard curators more control over their magazines. With Editor, everyone can change the order of stories, photos and videos in their magazine, delete content, reorder the magazines themselves and have additional insight into how often items in a magazine have been shared.
Flipboard for Android also makes use of Facebook Single Sign-on, which allows Facebook members to quickly create a Flipboard account using their existing Facebook login information instead of an email address so they can create magazines and share them with their friends. Flipboard 2.0 for Android is now available for free from Google Play.