pjhstudios blog

Flipboard

Jul
29

Flipboard is a damn, clever iPad app.  It takes streams of content such as Twitter, Facebook, various RSS news feeds and transforms the assortment of text, hypertext and pictures into an enjoyable experience.  Flipboard uses a newspaper-like metaphor for pulling content together and users swipe to flip pages.  Tweets are artfully rendered, and those that link to articles elsewhere, the articles are expanded.  Logging into Facebook makes browsing the Newsfeed like you’re catching up on your friends with a digital late edition newspaper–minus the spam of quizzes and Farmville clones.  Further, if logged in to Twitter or Facebook, you can comment and interact with the content.  What’s interesting is that the web page fades away and content becomes forefront to the experience–which is how it should be.