Facebook Developing Flipboard Style Reader for iOS?

Posted June 24, 2013 at 2:30am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8791 views

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook is working on a Flipboard type reader for mobile devices like the iPhone. The project has been in the works for over a year now, meaning the company started the initiative before Google announced its plans to shut down their Reader service.

Apparently CEO Mark Zuckerberg is heavily involved in the project and it is rumored to have a design that mimics Flipboard.

The social network has been quietly working on a service, internally called Reader, that displays content from Facebook users and publishers in a new visual format tailored for mobile devices, people with knowledge of the matter said.

The project, which the company has been developing for more than a year, is designed to showcase news content in particular. Recent versions of Reader resemble Flipboard Inc., a smartphone and tablet app that aggregates stories from multiple sources and lets users swipe to flip through articles, said the people with knowledge of the project.


Interestingly enough, Michael Matas, a Facebook designer who previously worked for Apple is a lead designer of the project. "Reader," the internal name, may never see the light of day -- however, Facebook is clearly making an initiative to be more than just a social network to share photos and statuses.

Read More via TheVerge

Share
Add Comment
Andrés - June 24, 2013 at 10:46pm
It's amazing that a company with the flow of capital held and the potential to engage users to copy as any low profile company in China that copy and imitate indiscriminately killing companies investing in value added based on research. http://ipservice.com.co/detector-mentiras.php
Jagga - June 24, 2013 at 3:58am
Seems like all these big time billionaire just love to copy the simple people. They just want it all everything and anything. No respect at all, again this is just to remind people who tue boss is.
DPMNRICH - June 24, 2013 at 3:02am
Fuck that flip board will never be beat
Follow iClarified
Microsoft Officially Announces Microsoft Band Powered by Microsoft Health [Video]
Skype App Now Lets You Save and Delete Photos From Chats, Syncs Avatars, Loads Faster, More
Spotify Brings Its New Look to the iPad
Spotify has updated its iOS app with a new lo...
StumbleUpon App Now Fully Compatible With iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iOS 8
StumbleUpon has released an update to its app...
Apple CEO Tim Cook: I'm Proud to Be Gay
Apple CEO Tim Cook has acknowledged his sexua...