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Bryan M. Wolfe
| July 23, 2013
Flipboard Extends Its Reach Beyond Mobile Devices As Web Magazines Launch
Flipboard is one of the most popular personalized news apps available for mobile. Now, some of that Flipboard magic is coming to non-mobile devices by the way of a Web browser. First launched for iPad in July 2010, Flipboard offers content based on the interests and topic selection of the individual user. Flipboard 2.0, launched earlier this year, gave folks the ability to collect and save content to their very own magazines. An app update released in June allowed users to add contributors to those magazines. Until today, the content in these curated magazines was only accessible by other mobile users. Now, however, anyone with a Web browser can access someone’s magazine. According to Flipboard:
The Web magazines were uniquely designed for desktop browsing, all with Flipboard’s signature look and feel. Each magazine has an expansive, full-bleed cover, and pages can be “flipped” from left and right, just like on mobile devices. Curators can continue to add content to their magazines from the Web and other Web magazines, but now they have a significant new way to grow readership.Take a look: The Web magazines are supported in desktop browsers IE9+, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox in 11 languages, including English, Japanese, Chinese, French, and German. Flipboard's entry onto non-mobile devices looks promising. We can't wait to see what develops in the coming months. The free universal app is available in the App Store.