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

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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8 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Neat.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

I am so ready for this.

4. GeekMovement unregistered

Those are some beautiful snapshots of the iPhone 5S.

7. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

The 1st photo is my favorite.

8. GeekMovement unregistered

+1 me too!

5. puckhead

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

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

6. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 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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