There’s always a new app coming out, and there’s never a bad time to highlight them. Sometimes we get bogged down with the sheer amount of apps to be covered, but hey — it is what it is. We definitely wanted to cover Flipboard, especially now that it’s being placed over to Android. This is an app that started out on the iPad scene and was ported over.
What does it do that’s so earth shattering? Well, it makes reading things on your tablet a lot more streamlined. Everything is turned into a magazine like view that you can flip through — hence the name. Facebook feeds? No problem. Google+? No problem. Twitter? Too easy. YouTube? You bet.
But what also makes Flipboard interesting is that it scales to cover both the 7 inch tablets and the 10 inch tablets. The tablet experience isn’t as solid across different sizes as many would like, but it’s getting better. The app handles various screen sizes with ease — not having a problem with taking advantage of widescreen displays. It’s all good as far as Flipboard is concerned.
Flipboard HQ indicated that it worked with Samsung closely to make sure that the app performs great on both the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note, but any other Android tablet will do nicely. This means you Nook and Kindle people can join the party as well.
Google is really trying to get developers on board for this push to make the tablet experience more interesting. Will it stick? Perhaps — but only time will really tell what users have to look forward to.
Flipboard is a free app that you should definitely download and check out today. Have fun!