Codebreaker

The sounds of Flipboard

Marc Sanchez May 16, 2012

People love to gush about how beautiful news aggregator Flipboard is, with its catchy graphics and clean lines. Now the iPhone/iPad app is adding audio to its pages. Yesterday the company announced partnerships with SoundCloud, NPR, and PRI that will bring in audio from news stories. From the BBC: “For users, this is achieved by an audio control window that pops up whenever the musical note icon is clicked on the lower left corner of every page. It makes sound easy to turn on, off, pause, favourite, or share via Twitter, Facebook, or email.”
Listening to people talk while I  read? For me, that’s a recipe for distracted learning, but maybe using SoundCloud to discover some soothing instrumental music might actually help me focus. Either way, there you have it: audio on Flipboard.

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