Flipboard 4.0

Personalize deeper with smart magazines

#2 Product of the DayFebruary 08, 2017

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Mike McCue
Maker
@mmccue · ceo, flipboard
Good morning Product Hunt! Just hit submit on the fourth generation of Flipboard. Would love to hear what you think! From our blog post this morning: We've re-imagined how you use Flipboard on the phone and built it around those passions that define your work, life and play. At the heart of Flipboard 4 is a powerful new capability: Smart Magazines which can be deeply personalized for the things you are most passionate about so that you can see the best stories being curated by editors, influencers and other enthusiasts who share that passion. With over 30 million magazines created, thousands of publishers on our platform, and tens of thousands of topics—plus input from social networks like Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn—it was time for a more organized (yet still beautiful) Flipboard. Long-time readers who follow lots of content should find a more streamlined experience, while new users will be able to dive right in with minimal setup. Whoever you are, or whatever you're into, Flipboard 4 organizes the world's stories by passion. Highlights include: + When you open Flipboard, swipe left to pick your passion, and we'll create a Smart Magazine for each. Dynamically updated and wholly personalizable according to your interests, Smart Magazines blend expert voices, curated sources, and recommended stories to create a beautiful, easy way to keep up on all the news around your passions. + New Custom Magazines. Create a personal or group magazine where you can add handpicked stories, or make a magazine that updates automatically with content from any source, person, publication or even Twitter hashtag. + Your new Home carousel houses up to nine of your favorite magazines. Your profile hosts everything else you're following on Flipboard. + The more you interact with Flipboard, the better your experience will be: the algorithm learns from what you follow, heart and add. Liking great content helps your friends and followers, too, as those stories are more likely to surface to them.
Varun Dave@varundave · Varun Dave
@mmccue I had stopped using Flipboard for a while now. This looks good and worth coming back to. I need to start updating my mag again. :) Space: http://flip.it/yG_k3u
Austin Sandmeyer@as_austin · Thinker/Student/Rockstar
@mmccue Honestly looks amazing! GREAT JOB @mmccue and Flipboard team!
Jack Mazzeo
Maker
@flipboardjack · Head of Platform Products, Flipboard
@varundave @mmccue Great to hear Varun! I'll start following you!
Manny Orduña@manny_orduna
@varundave @mmccue same, everything had a clickbait title. I wish there was a new source that aggregated and compiled news by topic and mentions like Wild Card used to. It made for such an efficient experience without having to see the same piece fluffed from a different source
Jack Mazzeo
Maker
@flipboardjack · Head of Platform Products, Flipboard
@mannyorduna @varundave @mmccue We have been studying the factors that make content "good" and have been relentlessly tuning to make the content experience on Flipboard more satisfying. Our CEO @mmccue has been speaking out on this in the media, and some of that is included in the media coverage for this launch - check it out. We'd love for you to check out the new app and let us know what your impressions are of the content quality you see.
@mmccue When are not English, US centric magazines coming to Flipboard? I have been struggling to diversify my news sources. I love Flipboard and use every day.
Reony Tonneyck@megaroeny · Designer & EV Advocate
@mmccue one reason why I never fully switched to Flipboard was breaking new notifications didn't seem to ever work. I still have the CNN app for that sole purpose. Would be nice to only have 1 news app. Any comment on this sort of feature? Thanks and congrats!
Manny Orduña@manny_orduna
@flipboardjack @varundave @mmccue Is there a feature that allows the user to filter titles they do or do not want to see using word groups? For example, the bane of my experience on any site, is encountering click bait. I'd rather have a set of tools that allow me to block this"You won't believe what happens next" "...will change your life" in part, or wholly . Some sort of hyperbole setting if you will. Tailoring which magazines we can see, as well as a curated sample is one thing that improves the quality of news we view from both sides, but clickbait titles will always be an element of those sources.
Andy O'DowerHiring@odower · Head of Product @curiositydotcom
@mmccue Looks amazing Mike! Thank you for staying focused on your mission. Great product.
Mia Quagliarello
Maker
@miaq · Head of Curation, Flipboard
@anselm_k @mmccue Hi there, Anselme! Actually, Flipboard comes in 25 international editions. You can change your region by tapping on your avatar, then the settings gear, then "Regions" to pick your area.
Jack Mazzeo
Maker
@flipboardjack · Head of Platform Products, Flipboard
@megaroeny @mmccue We couldn't fit any significant notifications work into this release, but we have that planned for 2017. Great to hear the importance of timely notifications to you. Feedback like this helps us make the case to bump up the priority on the roadmap.
Philipp Meder@phimema · Sales, Marketing @JapaCasa
@mmccue does this mean you finally integrated Zite's features into Flipboard? Zite was my primary news app and I was very disappointed when I heard that it was discontinued. I've been since looking forward to the day when you finally announce that you integrated what made Zite so great into Flipboard.
Jack Mazzeo
Maker
@flipboardjack · Head of Platform Products, Flipboard
@mannyorduna @varundave @mmccue My colleague @jason_p_miller focuses on content quality and responded: "Hi Manny, good question. We’re in constant pursuit of quality at Flipboard and that applies to everything we show our users. For example, we’ve just added the ability to report stories with intrusive ads (ads that pop up/over the editorial content) by tapping the three-dot icon in the article view, tapping “Report”, then tapping “This story has intrusive advertising”. You can also tap “Less like this” to let us know if a story is off-topic or not interesting to you. From that menu, you can also mute the domain if you just don’t want to get anymore stories from that source. I’ll talk to our recommendations team about adding a “This story is clickbait” feature. Thanks for the feedback!"
Nick Bennett@nickobennett · Founder @ FirstforFans
@mmccue great update. I'm back Fliping again after being dormant for a stretch. Great products don't need limelight when they have passionate users. 👍🏻
@miaq @mmccue I have an international edition in my setting and yet my news is always US centric. But what I actually meant is to have the option to choose more that one area and get magazines in different languages.
Mia Quagliarello
Maker
@miaq · Head of Curation, Flipboard
@anselm_k @mmccue For magazines in different languages, I would recommend searching in your language. What is your language? I may be able to help w/ more resources.
@miaq French. Thanks
Deekshith Allamaneni@adeekshith · Maker, Software Engineer
@mmccue Congratulations on this release. I personally use the web app (PWA). Hope it receives more love.
Mike McCue
Maker
@mmccue · ceo, flipboard
@mannyorduna wow that is such a killer idea! I will personally raise this with the team.
Gerald Englebretsen@gtasoz · Program Director, ThingsIDidntBuy
@mmccue Must admit I still have the biggest of hearts for Flipboard AND it has remained on my phone for the reasons you show in this ver4.0 release. Additionally at work we still use Flipboard to push out curated information about #Tasmania (organised by regions) https://flipboard.com/@DiscoverTas
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I've been playing with the beta a bit. Biggest difference for me is the depth and customization 4.0 offers around different topics and the videos. I'm curious if video will be an even bigger focus going forward, @mmccue. For example, will you allow people to curate or follow a "TV channel" around specific interests?
Mike McCue
Maker
@mmccue · ceo, flipboard
@rrhoover Yes video will play a much bigger role going forward. Everything we launched today will work with video, audio, photos and text. Many of our publishers are adding more video now and you'll see that accelerate in the coming months. Check out CNN on the new Flipboard to get a glimpse of that. Curating or personalizing a "TV channel" or "video magazine" for a passion is very much on our radar.
Abhilash Jain@findabhilash · Product Marketing / Growth
I've been a huge fan of @flipboard looking forward to trying the latest version :) Also pretty cool video.
Johan von Lindeman@jvonlindeman · Web Developer
I was a power user of Flipboard. I think its time to come back.
Matthew Stotts@tenorllc · partner, tenor
What a remarkable team of makers @flipboard - the new 4.0 is magical!