Flipboard is one of the most innovative apps there is for social networking. Originally debuting for iPad in 2010 with huge success, it integrates
users’ social feeds into a stunning magazine like spread. It eventually graduated to the iPhone and has stayed with the iOS software. Until now.
Flipboard has landed on Google Play and brings with it some exciting new features. The reader already supports Twitter, Facebook, Google Reader, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tumblr, and a few others. Along with all that came a new announcement of partnerships with YouTube and Google+.
This gives a huge edge to the app and a great advantage in my opinion. For one, I love Google+ but it is frustrating how few sites and apps have added it as a major social media channel. I hope to see more add it in the future. The addition of YouTube is also a big plus as you can not only watch videos but comment, like or share right from the app.
Though similar to the iOS version it has been carefully constructed specifically for Android phones and the 3 to 7 inch small tablet displays. It still uses its trademark flip motion to slide through each page.
Flipboard is free and now available on Android phones along with Nook and Kindle Fire. It will also be available on Samsung and come pre-installed on some Galaxy S III handsets. Get it on Google Play here.