Introducing Flipboard Pages

Today we are very excited to introduce something new we’re testing out for your Flipboard.  We call it Flipboard Pages – a fast, beautiful way to read stories that are shared with you.

We have eight renowned publishing partners participating in this new Flipboard Pages test. Now, when you tap on stories from ABC News, The Washington Post Magazine, All Things Digital, Bon Appetit, Lonely Planet, SB Nation, SF Chronicle / Gate and Uncrate you will have the option to select “Article View” instead of “Read on Web”.  This will take you to the new Flipboard Pages experience with print-inspired layouts, typography and imagery.

Best of all: this is live in your Flipboard right now. Just open your Flipboard app on the iPad, tap “Add a Section” and you’ll see all the new Flipboard Pages partners are highlighted at the top of the “Add a Section” menu under “Partners on Flipboard Pages.”  Just add one or all of them to see what the new layouts look like.

Since this is a test, please know that you may see some inconsistencies from time to time as the layout evolves and improves. Your feedback is essential in helping craft a better Flipboard experience, so please keep sending us all the great thoughts and suggestions via twitter @flipboard and on our Facebook page, facebook.com/flipboard . If you have any technical issues, please contact us via flipboard.com/support or support@flipboard.com.

Thank you for your fantastic support, we hope you like Flipboard Pages!

~ JonV
community@flipboard.com
facebook.com/flipboard
@flipboardCM

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26 Responses to Introducing Flipboard Pages

  1. Jeroen says:

    When i add any of these sections they are presented as regular flipboard sections, the layouts aren’t any different ?

  2. David Earl says:

    Interesting approach. I think the examples I looked at were let down by the low resolution images, which rather undermined the print styling. Also one of the things about print is the variation in style to make publication distinctive.

    May I suggest that in general (web pages as well as articles), a double tap from the summary could take you straight to it rather than having to expand it first, and that close should take you back to the summaries, closing the expanded item as well as the article/web page.

    Is there a public spec of how to produce the article styled items?

    Being able to add RSS feeds would make the whole app much more useful, and combining more than one twitter source/feed in custom contents to build ones own magazine would be great.

  3. Kyle H says:

    This enhancement makes the coolest app in the app store even cooler! Good Job Flipboard team!!!

  4. Very Interesting idea this – and scalable too. But then, hows this really different from the current product offering where a flipboard user can follow which ever magazines he/she wants to using their twitter handle?

    Also, I think aggregation done on a topic level ( not subject level like flipBusiness) may work wonders as well. For example – photo aggregation of the latest cricket match would be super cool on flipboard.

    ~Just my thoughts, perhaps you have thought of this already …

  5. Winston Chiu says:

    This is being done in good taste. Reading the ads was non-intrusive and were made in gorgeous fashion. This is how old media should embrace new technology. Absolutely love it!

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  8. Ryan says:

    Why the flipboard pages do not flip ? why they become “slide” , that is wired .

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  18. Carsten says:

    Flipchart pages are really cool and exciting. As the owner of a german communication agency for innovative marketing ideas I would like to know, how to publish your own content (or your customers content) as a flipboard page. Thanks in advance and a happy new year!

  19. Alex says:

    Good idea, however a big let down with the image quality, is there a reason for it being so low??
    I also support the idea of not having to double tap to expand the article.
    Still great job, Looking forward to some improvement!

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