Flipboard launches consumer-created magazines, companions with Etsy (video)

Flipboard launches user-created magazines, partners with Etsy (video)

Everyone loves Flipboard, proper? Should you’re a fan like us, rejoice — your favourite social journal simply acquired an entire lot higher. As we speak Flipboard for iOS is receiving a serious replace that may allow you to create and curate your very personal magazines. It additionally brings a boatload of different enhancements to the desk together with a content material partnership with Etsy. An replace to the Android model will comply with shortly. We have been capable of take the brand new model of Flipboard for a spin and get a demo from CTO Eric Feng. Hit the break to dive into the small print and watch our arms-on video.

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Flipboard consumer-created magazines arms-on (iPad)

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Flipboard consumer-created magazines palms-on (iPhone)

This newest app represents the corporate’s largest replace but — a shift from consumption to creation and curation — and comes simply as Flipboard just lately gained its 50 millionth consumer. Creating a magazine is as straightforward as tapping the plus button that seems on the prime proper of every article, image and video inside Flipboard, then including the content material to a brand new or present journal. Your magazines seem within the My Flipboard part of the app and may be made public or personal (for once you’re engaged on one thing you do not need to share with anybody). After you have some content material in your journal, you’ll be able to lengthy-press on an image to market it to the duvet.

Magazines are a good way to share a story or inform a narrative referring to a selected matter. We noticed superbly formatted and paginated magazines about weddings, tree-homes, marriage equality and Coachella. Publishers can use magazines to gather archival content material and package deal materials in a totally new method. Feng confirmed us a magazine concerning the Beatles that Rolling Stone put collectively, full with audio tracks that may be performed again when you proceed studying. To make it simpler to seek out content material, Flipboard features a new curated search function which could be filtered to point out outcomes from RSS feeds or particular social networks.

This new model not solely offers a solution to share magazines by way of e-mail and present social networks, however introduces social interactions inside Flipboard, full with likes, @ mentions and notifications. You possibly can even discover out when somebody “reflips” gadgets out of your journal into theirs. In fact, Flipboard preserves the attribution for all unique content material — you possibly can like or touch upon a Fb submit as in case you have been on Fb, retweet or reply to an article shared on Twitter as in the event you have been on Twitter — even advertisements propagate proper together with the unique content material. To advertise discovery, the By Our Readers part will showcase a rotating choice of consumer-created magazines.

Flipboard’s partnership with Etsy permits you to see merchandise obtainable on Etsy’s artistic market and add them to your magazines — it is even potential to purchase them proper from inside Flipboard. The brand new app additionally integrates with Fb’s Open Graph. Lastly, the corporate’s launching a Flipboard bookmarklet for desktop browsers which makes it simpler so as to add content material to your magazines when you’re browsing the online. The brand new model of Flipboard for iOS is on the market proper now on the App Retailer — simply comply with the supply hyperlink under. Android customers can anticipate an replace within the very close to future.

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NOW WITH 50 MILLION READERS, FLIPBOARD OPENS MAGAZINE CURATION TO EVERYONE

New “Plus”+ Button Lets Readers and Publishers Curate From Flipboard

From “Nice Trip Concepts” and “My Etsy Want Record,” “The Beatles” by Rolling Stone and “Co.Create” by Quick Firm

March 26, 2013 – Palo Alto, Calif. – As we speak a model re-creation of Flipboard turns the social journal into a spot for self expression. Out there on Apple’s iPad and iPhone, this second era of the product takes the expertise full circle, letting readers not solely take pleasure in nice content material from all over the world, but in addition gather issues they discover on Flipboard to create their very own magazines round subjects, occasions or private pursuits.

Now it is easy for individuals to gather, save and share superb tales, inspiring movies and delightful photographs on Flipboard. Readers can fill their magazines with content material that expresses a viewpoint, displays preferences or shares concepts they discover inspiring. For publishers this can be a new approach to share archival content material, publish nice collections or package deal collectively tales in a completely new means on Flipboard.

Use the Plus Button to Get Began

With right now’s re-creation anybody can gather the tales, movies and pictures they discover into their very own magazines. Something that evokes readers, from cooking to present occasions, could be the subject of a brand new journal. As a result of magazines are public, they will develop an viewers and others can like gadgets, touch upon posts, and even subscribe to different individuals’s magazines. When individuals work together a magazine, the curator learns about it by means of new Flipboard Notifications.

To get began a reader faucets the + button that is been added to any merchandise on Flipboard, selects “Create Journal” then provides the journal a title, provides an outline and selects a class. They will hold including gadgets to the journal to inform a narrative, share a perspective or encourage others. For every merchandise that is flipped into a magazine, attribution again to the supply is preserved, and if the content material is from a social community interactions akin to commenting, retweeting or liking are mirrored again to the originating social community.

There are primary instruments to handle and share a magazine. To vary the duvet of a magazine, a easy faucet and maintain on any merchandise within the journal lets the consumer choose “promote to cowl.” To delete a magazine or make it personal, there’s an “edit” button on the duvet of the journal. Additionally on the duvet is a “share” button so curators and readers can simply share magazines by way of e-mail, Fb or Twitter.

Uncover Nice Content material, Discover Nice Magazines

Additionally at present, Flipboard launched Content material Search. Accessible on the prime of each web page, Content material Search lets readers discover something being shared on Flipboard, with search outcomes specified by Flipboard’s acquainted format and straightforward to filp by means of — primarily creating an entire new journal simply on that search time period.

To get impressed or uncover new magazines, readers can use Flipboard’s new Content material Search to seek out nice content material by matter, individual or #hashtag. By choosing Flipboard’s outcomes, readers get an prompt journal of all the things being shared on Flipboard. For instance, a seek for “biking” will immediately show pages of tales, movies and pictures being shared on biking. Ifreaders need to browse for extra, they will choose from a variety of outcomes coming from social networks, RSS or magazines.

Magazines by individuals and publishers can be featured frequently within the Content material Information beneath New & Noteworthy and By Our Readers. Within the Content material Information readers can see a number of the lovely new magazines already being created, the whole lot from Vainness Truthful’s “Royalty Watch” to Trey Ratcliff’s “Adventures in New Zealand.”

Including Etsy

Additionally introduced as we speak, Flipboard partnered with Etsy to convey the Etsy weblog and product strains to Flipboard readers. Designed particularly for Flipboard and built-in with the Etsy buying cart, readers can see the gorgeous merchandise from this artistic group and market, flip them into magazines and even store (utilizing the “purchase” button) proper from Flipboard.

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– A faucet on the pink ribbon opens a brand new visible Content material Information that provides readers a view into every thing on their Flipboard – displaying “My Magazines” in addition to all the content material they subscribe to on Flipboard underneath “My Subscriptions.” This new view permits readers to rearrange or delete sections by tapping and holding or shortly change between part of curiosity. – New aspect bars in magazines floor associated magazines and sub-sections of content material so it is easy to seek out extra fascinating sources and subjects. – New advisable studying options seem all through Flipboard. For instance, in Cowl Tales the “Extra for You” module provides readers a simple strategy to discover quite a lot of content material associated to their pursuits. – Now with Fb Open Graph integration, individuals can add Flipboard to their Fb About web page and share the magazines they’re creating and tales they’re amassing.

The Guardian Companions with Flipboard on Launch of Its Open Curation Platform

March 26, 2013, New York — The Guardian right now introduced that it has partnered with Flipboard, which unveiled a model re-creation of its social journal that gives publishers a brand new strategy to share archival content material, publish nice magazines and package deal collectively tales in a completely new method.

As a launch companion, the Guardian will initially function three magazines – optimized for Flipboard on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Contact – to seem in Flipboard’s Content material Information. They embrace:

The Royals: a choice of the Guardian’s protection of the British monarchy; Area: Mars, Meteors and Monkeys: a choice of area and science information, pictures and movies; The Demise Penalty in America: a choice of the Guardian’s floor-breaking protection of capital punishment within the US.

“Our partnership with Flipboard displays the Guardian’s dedication to supply new and progressive methods for readers to interact with our content material and prolong our attain throughout quite a lot of digital platforms,” stated Guardian US CEO Michael Bloom. “We’re thrilled to be a part of Flipboard’s elegantly designed consumer expertise to convey the Guardian’s distinctive journalism to a brand new and rising group of readers.”

Flipboard’s newest version permits anybody to gather tales, movies and pictures they discover into their very own magazines. Readers can fill their magazines with content material that expresses a viewpoint, displays preferences or shares concepts they discover inspiring. For publishers, it presents a brand new option to package deal tales. As a result of magazines are public, they will develop an viewers and others can like gadgets, touch upon posts, and even subscribe to different individuals’s magazines. When individuals work together with a magazine, the curator learns about it by way of new Flipboard notifications.

Magazines by individuals and publishers can be featured frequently within the Content material Information beneath “New & Noteworthy” and “By Our Readers”. Within the Content material Information readers can see a number of the lovely new magazines already being created.

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