Flipboard, the popular magazine app for smartphones and tablets can now be accessed on a web browser. Five years after first releasing the app on the iPad, the company announced that it is making the service available on the Web as well. You can check it out at flipboard.com. Also Read - Flipboard accounts hacked; users account information reportedly leaked
The company assures that the Flipboard for Web maintains the “heart and soul” of the magazine app we’re accustomed with on our mobile devices. The site has a “responsive” layout which enables it to adjust to different browsers, screen sizes, and more. It also comes with a new scrolling interface designed to work in conjunction with mouse and keyboard. There’s one big difference between Flipboard for Web and mobile, through. Instead of flipping pages — as you do on your mobile devices, on the Web, you scroll. Also Read - Flipboard launches self-service program for publishers
“We smile when we think of 2015 as the year of our Web launch, but it’s here: a beautiful version of Flipboard for the desktop and a major new frontier on our quest to build the world’s best personal magazine,” the company wrote in a blog post. Also Read - WWDC 2015 Live: Apple replaces Newsstand with News app, offers new Flipboard like magazine
All the content you’re catered on your phone will be available on the Web. Similarly, all the changes you make to the web counterpart will reflect on the mobile devices. The service will recommend topics and magazines based on your reading habit and history.
For those who’re yet to try Flipboard, it is a newsreading app which uses magazine-esque layout. Used by more than 50 million monthly users, Flipboard offers more than 34,000 topics fetched from “tens of millions” of magazines. “With Flipboard everywhere, millions more people can experience it for the first time while current readers can catch up on the news they care about and collect stories into magazines anytime, anywhere,” Flipboard said.