Flipboard gets more social and adds Flickr, Google Reader

16 Dec 2010

Flipboard, the magazine iPad app which made Apple’s “App of the Year” in the US, has gotten a huge upgrade, implementing Flickr, Google Reader, and more Facebook and Twitter functionality.

Facebook and Twitter now feature extra support for their specific sections. On Facebook, users can browse the news feed, their wall, by pictures, pages they follow and can filter items by their friends lists.

On Twitter, users can flick through the timeline, their tweets, favourites, @replies and lists.

Flipboard fans can now sync their Google Reader account to the app, letting users flip through their folders, comment, star and mark articles as read.

Users can also add their Flickr photostream to Flipboard, too, letting them browse by photographers, groups and favourites.

The Flipboard update also lets users update their Facebook and Twitter through the app, as well as letting them send a note to Google Reader, too. On any of the homescreens, users can place two fingers on the screen and drag them upwards to compose the update.

The new version of the app is available on the App Store or on the Flipboard website.