Wednesday, 14 December 2011

IPhone App Flipboard Logs 1 million downloads in one week

IPhone app Flipboard pocketed one million downloads just a week after its release.

  According to PaidContent, people are not only downloading and forget about it. With its application iPad, Flipboard clock was 650 000 000 flips each month, but the addition of the iPhone application hit that flips up to 2 billion.

  PCMag Jill Duffy spent some hands on time with the new application and noted that since Flipboard was originally designed for the iPad, "one might worry that the relatively small screen space could bog down the experience, but our first impressions are that the design still exists even on the smallest device, "she writes. "The usability and" flipping "the movement of paging through the app is just as graceful and pretty as they are on the iPad version."

  Last week brought with it the beginnings of several new social drive applications.

  ZITE launched its new iPhone application, on Friday, allowing users to access iPad content on the iPhone, too. ZITE, which was acquired by CNN in August, is the "first step to bring the power of new customized for each major platform." It plans to deploy other major mobile operating systems in the year.

  Google last week also launched its highly anticipated player mobile app. Dubbed Google currents, it is available for Android and iOS and offers content from more than 15 publishing partners, running the full range of PBS at Gawker. It also allows you to integrate the content of Google +.

  AOL is also expected to join the party and launch a smartphone version of Editions, a reader app. Yahoo Livestand will also reportedly be on shelves, and Android phones in 2012.

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