We have seen some pretty amazing iPad Magazines but now there is something different on the app store. Its called Flipboard and its your personal iPad magazine with the content which comes directly from you/your friends. The Flipboard iPad aggregates the data from your social networking activities and creates animated scrollable pages.
Your Flipboard is a fast, beautiful way to flip through news, photos and updates your friends are sharing on Facebook and Twitter. And it’s an incredible place to discover fresh content from around the Twittersphere.
Video will give more justice to explain what the app actually does :
Flipboard App is free and you can download it from iTunes Store Link.
Latest Companies to launch iPad versions of their Magazines are Popular Mechanics and Reader’s Digest. Both magazines are pretty popular among masses, PM might be more favoured by Geeks and their DIY videos are just amazing. Reader’s digest again have been around for long and pretty sure it will find huge amount of iPad owners interested to have a digital ipad compatible version.
Popular Mechanics iPad App
Time Magazine app was one of the first magazine app to launch in App store with iPad. But now Time is working on creating a new version of the iPad app. Geographical Hotspots, embedded videos and more are part of the new app. Simply they are making it more interactive and visual appealing.
Here is the video of the new app in action :
It looks a decent improvement from the original app. The app is still not released and will update once it comes out.
Jesse Rosten a photographer from California came up with a mock up video which shows, how magazine covers on iPad might look like. He took a example of Sunset Magazine and came with video embedded below :
There is no doubt that iPad is going to revolutionalise the e-reading market. Magazines & Books will look much more “uber cool” on iPad, don’t believe me, then check out the following videos from few magazines, which shows how the whole transition from Paper to iPad will take place.
VIV Mag Interactive Feature Spread
VIV Mag Featurette: A Digital Magazine Motion Cover and Feature for the iPad