Flipboard launches on the Web – Yes, Finally!
Smartphones may have been able to change the way we consume information, however it still hasn’t replaced the browser, at least not yet.
[themify_quote]There is an app for almost everything, but we still like the comfort of a web browser.[/themify_quote]
Similarly, Flipboard started with ‘Mobile first‘ strategy, completely ignoring the web, just like Instagram did back in the day. But user demand changed that strategy and Flipboard was forced to bring the experience to the web.
[themify_quote]Today, Flipboard introduced its news aggregator to the world-wide-web. Yes, finally!!![/themify_quote]
But I must say they have done an awesome job to start with. Utilizing the full potential of Responsive Web design, they were able to bring the pretty card-based clean and uncluttered environment to the web. Even though some aspects of Flipboard.com are different and seem to have been designed to use the unique attributes of a browser and various screen sizes.
No change was announced for Flipboard on Android and other mobile platforms.
Few noticeable features of Flipboard on the web are:
- Responsive layouts for different sizes
- Scrolling interface instead of a flipping interface on mobile
- Hovering effects triggered by mouse interactions
- The content adjusts itself based on the type of content – images or heavy text-based content format differently.
Flipboard team put together a small walk through in this “Introducing Flipboard on the web” video
As you may have noticed that I am a big fan of Flipboard. This is probably the most used app on my Android phone and tablet. By bringing Flipboard on the web, the team has definitely helped a lot of users and now offer a competitive web product that could potentially challenge RSS readers like Feedly. So…
[themify_quote]Thank you Flipboard team. [/themify_quote]
[via: Inside Flipboard]