Monday, April 7, 2014

Flipboard On Windows 8.1

After its early success on iOS and then on the Android OS, the popular news aggregator named Flipboard is now available on the Microsoft Windows platform for the first time. The Windows 8.1 update is now available in the Windows Store and it will work in both Windows 8 OS and Windows RT. As with the company’s iOS and Android apps, the readers will find that the conventional controls are still in their place. The users will still be able to flip through magazines, subscribe, and then add content to the magazines. 

This is where the familiarity ends. This is because the new app has been slightly tweaked to match with the Windows 8 platform. For instance, the users will now need to swipe from the bottom of the screen to display the action icons like Subscribe, Edit, Refresh, and Flip It. Swiping down will present the recommended users to follow magazines from the other contributors. Above all, this app offers split screen support and gives the users the opportunity to resize the windows. This offers multitasking as well as support for the Live Tiles. This was confirmed after contacting the Windows live support team.

The tech world hopes that the launch of Flipboard on the Windows 8.1 will boost the sales of the Windows 8.1 platform. The final version of the application will be available in the Windows Store shortly. If you have used the app in iOS or Android OS, the experience on the Windows 8.1 will be very familiar one. After the small set up phase, the app will enable a Live Tile when it is pinned to the Start Screen of Windows 8.1. It also gives the option to create additional Live Tiles for other sections. 

The support for Live Tiles is particularly useful as it lets the users view what content has been added without the need to enter the app. Flipboard also says that the users will be able to pin specific magazines to the home screen for easy and quick access. The user will be able to read TabTImes on Flipboard by choosing it as a source in Mobile channel, or by directly going to the tabtim.es/flipboard website. Flipboard currently has ninety million users and was lately valued at around $800 million, which is reported fewer than 50% of the market capital of The New York Times. 

If you wish to know more on Flipboard on Windows 8.1, you can contact the Windows live support team.

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