Flipboard, a popular social news-magazine app for iPad, is planning to add books, movies and TV content to its ‘pages.’ The company will also be launching an app for iOS devices with smaller screens son.
Currently, Flipboard offers content from various magazines like the Economist and Rolling Stone, while hosting customized news-feeds via Facebook and Twitter. How Flipboard will include books in your personalized feeds is uncertain, but it may work through a bookstore such as Amazon or iBooks.
While Flipboard is reportedly hoping to cut deals with studios and providers to carry film and TV content, the company is declining to say who will be approached or even when this project will materialize.
An app for iPhone and iPod Touch is expected to launch in the coming weeks, pushing an app that has been downloaded over 3 million times into a huge market of smartphone users. It might not be as convenient to use on the smaller 4″ screens, but we’ll just have to wait and see.