'Flipboard' Comes to iPhone with Phil Schiller's Endorsement

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Popular social magazine service Flipboard today announced the release of a universal version of its previous iPad app, adding compatibility for the iPhone and iPod touch. Flipboard allows users to collect information from various sources including social networks, news sites, and blogs, presenting the content in an easy-to-browse magazine style. Highlights of the new universal app include:
- Social Networks: Enjoy everything in one place from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram, Google Reader, Flickr and 500px.
- Cover Stories: Get a quick update on interesting stories and photos from all your social networks and favorite Flipboard content.
Flipboard Accounts: Access to all the favorite content and social networks you saved on the iPad edition of Flipboard with a Flipboard Account.
- Content Guide: Browse recommended reading. Use + to add to your Flipboard.
- Search Bar: Find social conversations, posts and feeds from any person or publication and on any topic. For example, search "Cinemagraph" and get results from Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, RSS and Instagram.
- Share Everywhere: Just one tap to share, like or comment to add to the conversation on the social network an item was posted to.
- Fast Flip: Scan through pages as quickly as you can with just a flick of a thumb.
- Read later: Use Instapaper or Read It Later to mark stories you want to save.
Highlighting interest in the new iPhone version, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller posted a relatively rare Tweet from his account this morning to report that the new iPhone version of Flipboard is "very nice".

Flipboard has proven popular with other users as well, with The Next Web noting that Flipboard today announced total downloads for the iPad version of 4.5 million, making the app installed on more 10% of all iPads. The company obviously believes that the new universal app will help bring Flipboard to an even larger number of users, while also offering current users of the iPad version more flexibility to also access their content on their smaller devices.

Update: As Flipboard acknowledges in a Tweet, the service is currently experiencing difficulties due to high traffic from the iPhone launch.
Due to high demand, our service is currently down, we are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
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andylyon

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Genuinely asking before I have chance to download this..

Can anyone explain the benefits over this to something like Pulse or Taptu, which is what I currently use?
 

alent1234

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awesome app

the android people always talk about the browser, but with apps like this no one needs a browser anymore

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Genuinely asking before I have chance to download this..

Can anyone explain the benefits over this to something like Pulse or Taptu, which is what I currently use?
pulse is OK but flipboard supports google reader and other sources and pulse limits you to a number of pages and sources per page
 

Northgrove

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Took me a while to find the application settings!

They aren't present on the main screen after swiping left, or in the Settings app, but if you flip down from the main screen, you'll see the settings icon at the very bottom.

Here, you can among other things configure the Google Reader support to automatically mark pages as read when you flip them. Essential for my kind of usage. I can't stand having to actually open all articles to mark them as read, and I can't believe this is the default mode. You can also make it only show unread pages there. Note: This feature only applies to Google Reader. It won't keep track of e.g. what you've read on Twitter, and never did, unfortunately.

Having it configured like this, I read my Google Reader pretty fast! I think faster than in Reeder at least, especially since it often presents (and thus marks as read) more than one article summary at a time. In case I'm just skimming news, this is a powerful and fast tool for me. iPad is even better, since it presents even more news at a time.

No idea how it compares to Pulse though, since I've never used it. I'm very happy with Flipboard though. Especially with its broad support of services. No need to import RSS feeds from Reader, since it supports Reader directly. Rudimentary Facebook support with likes and comments, and you can post to Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr from it, including photos! It's really versatile.
 

BJMRamage

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love Flipboard on the iPad.

I've tried Pulse, Yahoo "Something" for iPad and Flud for iPhone and feel Flipboard masters it all. Pulse can be nice but I love the simple/clean layout of Flipboard.

terrific.
 

dgree03

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Flipboard is gorgeous. Like reading a magazine.
For once I agree with you on something, Flipboard is pretty amazing. So clean. I use to use it alot when I had an iPad. Surprised it took so long to come to iphone, I thought it was already universal..
 

ualymerej

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The Request Timed Out

Is anyone else getting a "Request timed out" error when trying to log in to your flipboard account? I want to sync my feeds on both my iphone and ipad, so I'm assuming I need to log in to do that...
 

Frankied22

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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

I'm trying to set it up on my iPhone but it keeps crashing. I click on get started, pick my categories, click done, and it sits there for a few minutes saying "building your flipboard...". Then it errors out. I tried on both my wifi and ATT 3G. No luck....Anyone else having this problem?
 

hvlien

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Is anyone else getting a "Request timed out" error when trying to log in to your flipboard account? I want to sync my feeds on both my iphone and ipad, so I'm assuming I need to log in to do that...
Been getting that all morning on the iPhone. My feeds are also not syncing on the iPad. Looks like they're getting hammered.
 

cshearer

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I love Flipboard for iPad, unfortunately however I can't seem to login or do anything really with the iPhone version. It keeps saying the connection timed out. Ah well, it's worth the wait. :)
 

GollumBoy

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Currently it's not building my clipboard.. guessing too many people doing it.

However, wouldn't it be awesome if Apple bought out Flipboard (or similar) to actually build into the iOS?

Basically no one uses the search when you swipe right on the home screen. There would be an awesome location to put it. This would compete against widgets on Android in a cool way.
 

l.w41sh

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Servers are to crowded right now?
I can't make an account it times out.

Other people are reporting this too.
:/
 

cshearer

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Currently it's not building my clipboard.. guessing too many people doing it.

However, wouldn't it be awesome if Apple bought out Flipboard (or similar) to actually build into the iOS?

Basically no one uses the search when you swipe right on the home screen. There would be an awesome location to put it. This would compete against widgets on Android in a cool way.
This actually wouldn't be too shabby. I approve.
 

jabingla2810

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Same thing happened when they first released the iPad app.

The servers got hammered.

Took about 2 weeks before you could add Twitter and Facebook unless you were one of the first few in.

Hopefully it won't take as long this time round.
 

pmz

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Servers are to crowded right now?
I can't make an account it times out.

Other people are reporting this too.
:/
Yep, doesn't work at all right now. Shame. Suppose Schiller should have checked to see if they had adequate server performance before endorsing anything, eh?
 

ualymerej

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Dec 7, 2011
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now I'm getting "the page you were looking for doesn't exist" when I try to log in, haha, oh well, guess i'll have to wait a little longer.
 

BladesOfSteel

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Love this for my iPad . . .

Trying to get everything up and running on my iPhone. I got most of it set up, but I can't get Google Reader to come up. I just get a plain white screen. I'll try again later in the day. Hopefully I'll have more luck then.
 
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