Rockmelt has been updated to address a few of it’s shortcomings. This updated makes it a really nice app, perfect for the iPad mini, and for the first time an app gives Flipboard some real competition.
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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Newly universal, Vodio may be just what you’re looking for when looking to discover new video from the web.
Vodio is like Flipboard for videos. It originally launched on iPad, but just came out on iPhone this week. It brought a new feature with it: Highlights. Based on videos you liked on your social networking profiles like Twitter and Facebook, as well as what you’ve previously watched, it’ll try and compile the best videos that it think you will like, and update them regularly. (It of course, asks for permission to look at your Twitter and Facebook profiles.)
A new challenger has entered the news aggregation realm, as Streamglider+ has officially launched and is taking aim at the likes of Flipboard. The app seeks to aggregate everything that’s important to you, allowing you to mix in RSS feeds, YouTube channels, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and more into one centralized app.
Streamglider+ boasts three different modes; lean-forward scrolls news and headlines across the screen, lean-back presents photos or news stories in a slideshow format and magazine mode presents fully stories just as they’d be found in a periodical, with no need to jump in and out of a browser. It’s all very slick, and the pro version is currently free so there’s really no reason not to check it out.
Of course the big question is can Streamglider+ dethrone the likes of Flipboard? It’s a very cool app, but when you come late to the game into a space dominated by a rival what are your odds of success? We’ll be interested to see how this slugfest plays out over the coming months.
Flipboard for iPhone – FREE
Flipboard has been the go to news aggregation app on the iPad almost since day one. It’s slick combination of grabbing headlines from your social networks combined with an attractive, magazine-style layout has made it extremely popular, as well. The latest version includes an iPhone version, bundled into the Universal app download. It’s still free, of course, so no loss implied. Here’s our review of the original version.
Michael Jackson The Experience HD – $4.99
MJ fan or not, there’s no doubting his talent and star power. This app from Ubisoft is iPad only and requires iOS 4.2 or later to run. It includes four of the superstar’s famous hits, with more available as in-app purchases. Check out our review for more.
Temple Run – FREE
You’ve seen Indiana Jones, right? The first movie? Where Indiana grabs the treasure and then has to run for his life, jumping pits and avoiding spikes and such? Well, Temple Run is like that, and only that, for as long as you can last. Sounds great, right? There are more details in our review.
Before personalized iPad magazines over took the news sector of the App Store there was Flipboard. The free iPad customized magazine was the first to offer readers their choice of news from their favorite sources, along with social network integration in one eye-pleasing package. Now, all iOS device owners can see what all the hype is about, because Flipboard has just released an iPhone native version.
For iPhone owners there are now “Cover Stories” which are the app’s top picks base on a user’s profile, which gets better as Flipboard learns the reader’s tastes. This feature will be coming to iPad soon. For all, stories can now be “flicked” through for added convenience, and there is, of course, cross-device syncing.
According to MobileBeat, Fllipboard CEO Mike McCue stated:
The iPad is an amazing device that challenged us to rethink how people discover and share social news… With the iPhone we redesigned Flipboard for a new use case, where people want to find the things they care about even faster and multiple times every day. Flipboard for iPhone puts all the power of Flipboard in your pocket
If you give it a try, let us know what you think.
Flipboard, the iPad social magazine app, has announced that Comedy Central’s hit show “The Colbert Report” is becoming a content provider, Mashable reports. This marks a big step for what Apple proclaimed was the best iPad app of 2010 because it is the first video contributor to be added the service. Before this announcement, rumors had been circulating that Flipboard would make this move.
What sets Flipboard apart from other media aggregators is how it presents user data from social networks and websites in the form of magazines for users to flip through. It remains to be seen though how video will be integrated into this model beyond just having a dedicated video section. We do know that users won’t be able to watch full episodes, just clips and tweets from Colbert himself, a self-proclaimed iPad fan.
Flipboard’s video section is currently live. Although “The Colbert Report” is the only announced partner, with Paramount Pictures and Bud Light signed on as advertisers that should change soon. Flipboard is available for free now on the App Store.
[ via Mashable.com ]
Flipboard is already considered a must-have iPad app, but now it’s even more irresistible thanks to a massive update. The social media app is now capable of including Google Reader, Flickr and live article previews. Really, what more could you ask for?
First up, those using Google Reader will find it to be nearly identical to what their familiar with on their desktop, but with a few minor concessions. You won’t be able to share items with a note, run a search or manage subscriptions, though those features may become available down the road. For now though you can still read through items, star items, share without notes and most of the other familiar Reader features. It’s not an exact duplication of the true experience, but it’s pretty close.
Flipboard now also finally supports Flickr, one of the web’s biggest photo hubs. Now you can easily view photos, mark favorites and leave comments, as well as thumb through Flickr groups and daily albums. Finally, you can leave snarky comments about your friends’ drunken shenanigans right from your iPad. How did we live without this?
Another nice feature is that Flipboard will now let you preview articles before opening them, so if you just want to get the headline and a paragraph or two you won’t have to wait for the whole piece to load. Also, the websites on which articles appear now pop up below whatever story you’re reading, so if you want to see more stuff from the same outlet all you need to do is drag the screen up and surf the site as you normally would. Congratulations, it’s now easier to be distracted than ever before!
This is just the tip of the iceberg of what the new Flipboard has to offer, but we don’t want to spoil the fun of discovery. Check out the video of the new features and then start digging into them for yourself. And if you don’t yet have Flipboard then what sort of crazy person are you?