Flipboard Magazines Can Now Be Read On The Web, New 'Big Ideas' Section Launched
Flipboard user-created magazines will now be accessible on the web, in addition to iOS and Android devices. When you share a Flipboard magazine via email, Twitter, Facebook, or any other social network, anyone who clicks the link can read it.
The web magazines have been designed for the desktop browsing experience but still have the Flipboard 'flipped' feeling. Web Magazines support browsers IE9+, Safari, Chrome and Firefox in 11 languages, including English, Japanese, Chinese, French and German.
Starting today, anyone can read magazines created on Flipboard right in their Web browser. Millions of magazines have been curated by Flipboard readers, covering just about every topic imaginable, and now, for the first time, when people share those magazines, others will be able to enjoy them right from their desktop computer. Designed with beautiful covers, the iconic "flip" and a custom UI experience, this release takes Flipboard one step closer to opening its social magazine on the Web.
Flipboard, a single place for people to enjoy and curate the news they care about, launched the ability to collect content into custom magazines in late March. Since then, more than 2 million magazines have been created by Flipboard readers. Any of these magazines can be shared on social networks or in email by tapping the "share" button on the cover.
Flipboard is also launching a new 'Big Ideas' category today. Big Ideas is a section that showcases the hard work and efforts of anyone trying to tackle a problem and 'make the world better.' Readers will have access to issues such as eradicating poverty or fighting for human rights with the new Big Ideas section.
Today, "Big Ideas" launches on Flipboard, giving readers access to a brand new set of content ranging from eradicating poverty to fighting for human rights to protecting the environment. This new category in the Flipboard Content Guide celebrates innovative ideas, great speeches, industry thought leaders and inspirational organizations. The Flipboard team worked closely with nearly 20 nonprofits, including ONE Campaign, World Wildlife Fund and Charity:Water, to create new topic-based sections, from Food for All to Children's Causes. The nonprofit organizations involved have also created custom magazines, using Flipboard's platform to reach millions of people on mobile devices.
Readers can easily find the topics they care about in the Content Guide by tapping on the red ribbon inside Flipboard; then select the new category called "Big Ideas." The nonprofit organizations will have links to their magazines on their websites, making it easy to start reading these custom Flipboard magazines from any desktop, a new capability the company launched today.
The Flipboard team also put together a magazine with the name Big Ideas that compiles articles about innovation, inspiring speeches and talks from places like TED and Popular Science.