I have put off writing this post about the iPad app, Flipboard, for several reasons. First, there is the vague sensation that I am in some way being a techno-snob. Starting off with, “Last night while I was on my ipad…”, seemed well, a little pretentious. Second, I didn’t want to give away my “secret” for finding so many cool architectural tidbits before others had discovered them. Third, my cousin (in law) had a hand in creating the app, so mentioning it felt kind of…braggy. No matter, the time has come to let you in on my serious nighttime obsession.
Basically, the Flipboard application is a free iPad app (also available, but nowhere near as good, on the iPhone) that culls a huge selection of magazines from the web and organizes then into groups which you can set up on your main page. For example, my main page has the following groups: Architecture, Lifestyle, Food and Dining, Longreads, Humor, Women’s Health, Style, etc. I just touch one of my groups and the page is loaded with a small picture and blurb of an interesting article from that particular topic. So, when I touch the architecture icon a page opens up with three blurbs and accompanying photos from magazines and sites like, Architizer, ArchDaily, Archidose, Dezeen, Dwell, Freshome, Architecturelab, and Architects Newspaper. Then I just run my finger across like I am flipping the page and voila, the page flips. It is AWESOME. So, if you have an iPad, check this app out…and if you don’t, at least check out some of these cool sites I’ve linked. I am sure at least one of them will be new to you.
POSTED BY: catherine_khirallah