Flipboard is a popular news reading application that is doing battle with Pulse Reader for market supremacy. Today, the app has been updated on Google Play, which gives people the ability to craft their own digital magazines with text, audio, and video.
Being able to make your own magazine and share it with your friends is something most people have a passing interest in. You can document your trip or adventure by adding videos from your tablet or smartphone and tapping into your pictures folder. You can add content from other people by grabbing YouTube videos, or other content from Pinterest. Flipboard also launched a web based editing tool called Flipboard Editor, which can be used to manage magazines and view the statistics. This is a handy online tool that is fairly excellent for checking out who is reading what.
When Flipboard announced its curated news feature last March, it hit iOS first. Since then, it has garnered 6 million new users and its network of 56 million users have created one million magazines so far. You can download Flipboard for Android from the Good e-Reader App Store.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.