Flipboard today is rolling out an update to its popular “social magazine” app, which will bring audio to its users. The update adds an audio section from where users will be able to listen to music (from SoundCloud), podcasts as well as content from NPR and PRI. Also Read - Flipboard accounts hacked; users account information reportedly leaked
The update also adds accessibility feature for visually impaired users by integrating Apple’s VoiceOver feature to help them to navigate the UI and listen to articles. One tap on the article section will read aloud the headline while tapping it twice would read aloud the content. Also Read - Flipboard launches self-service program for publishers
This is going to be one of the biggest updates for Flipboard and probably is also the time the company looks out for a new tagline – it is not just a social magazine anymore. The app is turning out to be a one-stop destination for everything users would like to read and listen. Hopefully, the team would add something to watch (videos) sometime soon. Also Read - WWDC 2015 Live: Apple replaces Newsstand with News app, offers new Flipboard like magazine
If you don’t already have Flipboard for your iOS device, you can download it from the iTunes App Store for free.