Over the past several months I have been investigating and trying out multiple social networking Apps offered up by the Apple App store.
In my search I have looked into multiple Facebook and Twitter apps as well various cloud storage services. After settling on the vanilla version of Twitter and using “Friendly” for Facebook on the iPad I thought that I had it sorted.
Then along came Flipboard. Wow this interface is very very good. Elegant and sophisticated and offering all the functionality that you have with the other 2 apps, with one big difference. This app delivers a magazine style interface that actually makes you stop thinking that you are scrolling on a tablet screen. Aesthetically this app has it all going for it, and yes I have attempted to break it without success. The ability to force your specific feeds as well as Twitter and Facebook is just brilliant. This app enables me to gather all of the information that I want to see and hear about, instead of being constantly hammered by the mass media in all it’s glory.
I believe that we will see an Android version soon, if not by now and all I can say is best of luck. This interface should be shared by all as we really do look to bring about the wanted Human Machine Interface (HMI) from technology which is really showing off it’s benefits.
Personal rating 10 out of 10
My next adventure would be attempting to find a Linkedin app for the IPad. Yes there is a little screen version for phones, and yes I know I can just go to the website. But I feel the future is in the app and it’s specific ease of use.
If anyone out there knows of anything please drop me a line.