Flipboard is one of the best options available to keep us informed about news related to what we like. We just have to decide the categories and wait for the constant collection of information, with the option of creating personalized magazines to share with the contacts.
Now they present a new resource in an update of their app: “Smart Magazines”, section that offers content on very specific subjects, adding new social actions, a redesigned profile, a “selector of passions” and more ways to discover what is worth reading.
Flipboard has been gradually integrating Zite’s smart news selection technology, and they want people to stop reading about their interests to start reading about their passions, they have commented. For this they want to separate what we read for fun or work because we really are passionate, and that is why they want to highlight new sections.
The main interface of this version 4.0 of the app is now a sliding, customizable gallery, with several intelligent magazines created automatically. Each magazine is represented by a cover photo almost full screen, a cover that changes over time. It is possible to select up to 9 different magazines on our homepage.
The new tool presented allows us to configure a new journal, different from those offered by default. We can select Technology, for example, but we will not see the same thing as all the users that selected that topic, since the selector of the passions asks us several subthemes so that we can have something much more personalized (Internet, gadgets, security, artificial intelligence and lit goes on.).
Once we’ve set up a smart magazine, Flipboard will keep you updated with your smart news selector, both with human selection, related sources, user-shared items, tweets, and more.
It requires more work, yes, but the fruit generated is perfect: a magazine with the exact content we want to read.
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