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Flipboard passes the 20 million user mark

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Flipboard passes the 20 million user mark
Flipboard, the popular news reading app for iOS and (more recently) Android, has successfully survived two full orbits around the sun. And more than just surviving, it enters its third year of life having eclipsed 20 million users with no signs of slowing down, according to a celebratory post on the FLipboard website. In addition to their impressive current user base, Flipboard also says that on average they are adding one new user every second (or put another way, 27 people have joined Flipboard since you started reading this article).

Of course having members is one thing, but engagement is a metric almost as important as customers that are signed up. Flipboard is apparently doing well here as well, as they have more than 1.5 million unique users each day, and those users spend an average time of 86 minutes a month inside the Flipboard app. There’s no word on how well the Android app has been doing relative to the iOS one since its debut, so perhaps our readers can help us out.

Do you use Flipboard? And if so (or if not) what mobile platform are you using? Let us know in the comments section below.

source: Flipboard Blog via The Verge

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posted on 28 Aug 2012, 19:55

1. FrostyDanny (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)


i LOVE this app i use it multiple times a day...now if only they would come out with the app for my transformer tablet! :)

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 19:57

2. downphoenix (Posts: 2293; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


While I do like the visual interface of the app, it gets REALLY, REALLY annoying how you have to flip through 1 article per page, so they sacrificed usability for the sake of great presentation. If only they would implement some way to where we could see multiple articles per page, especially when using Flipboard for Twitter or Facebook feeds.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 00:32

3. iWallE (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


I use it on Android. It's a great looking app, sure, but with so many news readers these days, Flipboard is far from being the most functional one. I never understood how it gained this much popularity. To my eyes Google Currents is (a little bit) better looking while Pulse is infinitely more useful at giving the information you want.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:20

4. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


Probably the 20 - 30 % of them are Galaxy S3 users.. lol

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:13

5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6254; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I don't see the use of FLIPBOARD it's like ANGRY BIRS passing 3 million downloads

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