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.