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Facebook goes Paper on iOS February 3rd, read your News Feed in a dandy magazine layout

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Facebook goes Paper on iOS February 3rd, read your News Feed in a dandy magazine layout

Facebook introduced Paper, an iOS app that will make reading and sharing stories on the social network resemble holding a finely designed paper magazine. Paper turns your News Feed and related content (such as photos, videos, and longer posts) into a personalized web-magazine. The app can be customized to serve you articles on your topics of interest such as sports, food, science, design, and more. The stories are sourced from renowned publications and "emerging voices".


Does any of this sound too familiar? Yep, this is Flipboard all over again. However, if you are a Facebook-addict, Paper should serve you times better. Created with the iPhone and the squeaky-clean look of iOS 7 in mind, Paper has been designed for comfortable one-handed operation and minimum clutter. For example, viewing high-resolution photos from one edge to the other works by tilting the device left and right. Articles "unfold" in the app and appear in fullscreen mode, bringing focus to them. The user also has the ability to prepare and post his own stories, with included preview that shows exactly how the publication will turn out.


Paper will show up in the App Store on February 3rd. If you fancy the social network's latest venture into the app world, be sure to visit the link below for a nicely produced video tour.



source: Facebook

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posted on 30 Jan 2014, 09:28 3

1. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Neat.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 09:50 1

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 11063; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That looks pretty sweet and on February 3, I will be downloading it for sure.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 14:08 2

3. Kishin (Posts: 598; Member since: 30 May 2013)


I am so ready for this.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 15:35 1

4. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Those are some beautiful snapshots of the iPhone 5S.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 23:35 1

7. quakan (Posts: 1177; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


The 1st photo is my favorite.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 00:54

8. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


+1 me too!

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 22:55

5. puckhead (Posts: 76; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


Why iOS first? Way more ppl have android...

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 23:34

6. quakan (Posts: 1177; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Why US first? Way more ppl live in other countries...

Quantity is not relevant here, they just needed a test market and chose iOS devices.

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