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Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine
 
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Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine

by Flipboard, Inc
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (659 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.2.9
  • -You can now collect and save content into your own magazines, tap the new "+" button to get started.
  • -Use the native Android share feature to add content to your magazines from Gallery and other apps, just press the share button and pick Flipboard.
  • -Your magazines are public, but can be made private (viewable only to you) at any time.
  • -Use the bookmarklet to add items to your magazines from your browser. Get it at https://share.flipboard.com.
  • -Get Flipboard notifications when people like, comment or subscribe to your magazines.
  • -Email whole magazines or share them to your social networks. Of course, you can still share or email any single article, photo or video.
  • -Personalized recommendations for more to add to your Flipboard.
  • -Search is now front and center on your Flipboard, with new improved results.
  • -Faster page-loading and faster flipping performance.
  • -Enjoy The New York Times, now available on Flipboard. Paid subscribers can login to read the entire paper.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B008CPZNL6
  • Release Date: June 19, 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (659 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,315 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • All your news, interests and social updates in one personalized magazine.
  • Save stories you love into your own magazine. Use the "+" button on any item, select 'create a magazine' and collect favorite stories, images or videos.
  • Search for anything-people, topics, hashtags, blogs, your favorite sites-and flip through the results in a beautiful magazine format.
  • Connect Flipboard to up to 12 social networks, streamlining your reading and activities like commenting, liking and sharing. Services include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, Flickr, 500px, SoundCloud, Sina Weibo and Renren.
  • Read Cover Stories for a quick check on what's happening now. Cover Stories is created just for you and is filled with popular items from everything you've added to your Flipboard.
  • Enjoy Flipboard in 19 localized editions-for Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, U.S. and U.K.
  • Explore hundreds of staff picks in the Content Guide (tap the red ribbon at the top), including must-read magazines and blogs, gorgeous photography and special curated sections devoted to the news of the day and other interests.
  • Add content to your Flipboard magazines through the bookmarklet at share.flipboard.com

Product Description
Flipboard
Flipboard
Flipboard

Flipboard's award-winning experience lets people see everything in one place. By bringing together the world's stories and life's great moments, you can stay up to date with the things that matter most.

Flip through the news from your Twitter timeline as well as from outlets like the BBC, USA Today, and The Verge. See everything from posts and photos shared by friends on Facebook and Instagram to videos from Stephen Colbert and pop culture nuggets from Rolling Stone. Find inspiration for your travel, style, and life from places like National Geographic, Oprah, and Cool Hunting.

It's the one thing to simplify your daily life. Bring Flipboard on the train during your morning commute, catch up over coffee or on vacation, use it as a tool at work, or simply to wind down your night. Search for anything or anyone, and make it your own.

You'll be amazed by what you see.

Accolades
  • Webby Award Winner in News and Social categories, as well as People's Voice Award (2011, 2012)
  • PC Magazine 100 Best iPad Apps (2012)
  • WIRED magazine Essential App (2011)
  • TechCrunch Cruchies--Best Touch Interface (2011)
  • Gannett Foundation Award for Technical Innovation in the Service of Digital Journalism (2011)
  • Apple's App of the Year (2010)
  • TIME Magazine 50 Best Inventions (2010)
Highlights

• Be amazed by what you see when everything people are sharing, collecting, and publishing in every moment comes together in a single place.

• Search for anything--people, topics, hashtags, blogs, your favorite sites--and flip through articles, updates, photos, and videos in a beautiful magazine format.

• Connect Flipboard to 12 social networks, streamlining your reading and activities like commenting, liking, and sharing. Services include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Google Reader, LinkedIn, Flickr, 500px, Sina Weibo, and Renren.

• Get a quick dose of what's happening now in Cover Stories, a constantly updated selection of articles, photos, and videos shared by your friends.

• Save anything to read later using Instapaper, Pocket, and Readability.

• Create a Flipboard account to access your favorite content and social networks on different or shared devices.

• Enjoy Flipboard in 14 localized editions--for Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, U.S., and U.K.

• Explore hundreds of staff picks in the Content Guide, including must-read magazines and blogs, gorgeous photography, and special curated sections devoted to the news of the day and other topics of interest.

• Access Flipboard quickly through the widget.

Connect with us: visit us at http://www.flipboard.com or e-mail us at support@flipboard.com. Follow us at @flipboard on Twitter or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/flipboard.


Technical Details

  • Size: 4.7MB
  • Version: 2.2.9
  • Developed By: Flipboard, Inc (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
265 of 301 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flipboard and the Kindle Fire June 24, 2012
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Fell in love with Flipboard when helping my mother set up her iPad last year. Tried Pulse, Feedly and others and while they are all good it wasn't quite the same (although keep checking them out because they continue to make improvements). I had sideloaded the Flipboard beta for Android and it worked well, but the full Flipboard app is so much better. Google Reader integration worked immediately. This is a major plus since the Kindle Fire does not allow direct connection to Google apps forcing you to go through the Web browser. Hope they change that soon so I can use Google Calendar to sync my work calendar.

Tried to add Twitter and Google+ and had some difficulties at first but it has finally linked to my Flipboard account so all is well. If you have trouble, keep trying. Twitter linked after a couple attempts but it took a couple days before I had success with Google+ and it looks good on the Kindle Fire.

While I am not a frequent Twitter user (maybe once every couple months) that will change with the integration to Flipboard. Why? Because by using Twitter Lists you can create a group of items to view. For example, I have a Twitter list called Authors and can view that list on Flipboard to read posts by some of my favorite authors for book signings, book releases, general commentary, etc.

With Flipboard I will probably revert to my news junkie phase. It is a much easier and cleaner way to obtain national and international news since the TV "news" channels turned me off several years ago.

While the Flipboard app deserves 5 stars I am only giving it 4 stars because of what I believe are some of the Kindle Fire limitations. Updating the feeds can take a while and it does freeze on occasion (but less than the beta version).
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64 of 73 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very nice, but one fatal problem June 28, 2012
I wish I could read all of my news like this. Easy pleasant interface, text and images formatted to actually read, and of course the fun little flipper mechanism.

Unfortunately, this news reader is too stupid to remember what you are reading. Imagine that you are happily reading some neatly-formatted article, and you get an email. Oh look, my friend sent me a cat video. I think I will stop reading this article containing 12 photography tips and watch the video. OK, that was cute, now I will continue reading... BAM! Flipboard has reset itself to the home page.

Flipboard will remember your location only for as long as it remains actively running. If it has to start up, everything is lost. Unlike Opera Mini (browser) and Pulse (similar to Flipboard), Flipboard does not keep track of your current position to recall it when you open it again. You can bookmark pages, save them, or open them in a real browser, but you would have to manually save or bookmark everything you are reading, and then clean up your bookmarks later so your bookmark list does get cluttered.

That one failure makes Flipboard nothing more than an amusing way to kill leisure time, though it could have been a serious main news reader for people who actually like to read entire articles.
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152 of 183 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful. My new favorite app on my Kindle. June 22, 2012
By JoAnn
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Nicely done. It's the first app that integrates all my news and social streams including google+. One improvement I might recommend is having a single login for all Google feeds - Plus, Reader, and You Tube (adding Picasa would be huge btw). Great stuff!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Crashes right after opening now on Kindle Fire December 2, 2012
By John B.
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I love Flipboard, but now with the last update it crashes within a few seconds of opening. Stopping the app in the app manager doesn't help, clearing the cash doesn't help, shutting down and restarting the Kindle Fire doesn't help. Whatever they did in the last update has essentially bricked the app on the Kindle Fire.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars crashes again and again January 28, 2013
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This version makes me wish I had not surrendered my IPad to my wife. Crashes and the only fix is to reboot.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars doesnt work on kindle fire hd 7 July 10, 2013
By cow cow
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Won't log in. Stalls. Tried reinstalling. Works on other devices. Please fix the issue, since I see others have reported it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Before Mar-2013 Great. Since then, unusable June 10, 2013
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I really like Flipboard and use it regularly on my iPhone 4S. I have been very disappointed when it stopped working on my Kindle Fire in March 2013. Why isn't the new 2.x version available? Either Flipboard doesn't know what's wrong or Amazon doesn't want it to work. #fail on both of you.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Buggy, but useful for Google+ January 26, 2013
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Confusing to configure. Several really stupid bugs (such as the Share button vanishing when you're writing a comment). Crashes or closes or resets randomly.

That said, it's the only reader for the Fire that supports Google+. I configured it as my G+ app, and then use Taptu to read news, and Feedly to share things on G+.

Lots of potential if they fix all the bugs.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent app, exactly as described and just as important works perfectly, I use it everyday
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best online news sources.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
One of the apps I use daily,often more than once. Summarizes the information of interest to me.
Published 4 days ago by R. Warrier
4.0 out of 5 stars easy way to keep up on stuff
The worst part for me is the amount of personal garbage out there. The fact that everyone can create a new magazine is great as an individual but not everyone should have to work... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Victoria L Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Great News Aggregator - easy to use!
I used to love an old APP that aggregated the news called FLUENT. Fluent went away and I was stuck with everyone's own news App (BBC, ABC, NBC, etc.). Read more
Published 13 days ago by William G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to get your news!
Love Flipboard.

I created lists in Facebook and Twitter for brand accounts. Flipboard can bring those in so I can keep up on all their news WITHOUT reading all the crap... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Richard Abel
5.0 out of 5 stars Flipboard--How News Should be Viewed
Flipboard was offered as an app on my Samsung Galaxy and I absolutely loved it. It's great to quickly flip through the various categories you pick and then only select the... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Esteban
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