Here’s my theory:
A bunch of guys one day decided to develop an app that would make reading feeds/social networks a pleasant and visually attractive experience.
They did it and, when they were done, they thought: “well, this is great. Now we just need a device to use it.”
So they called Mr. Jobs and a few months later, iPad was born.
I know, it probably didn’t went that way, but it should.
Flipboard by Fliboard Inc. is the app that should be native in the iPad. You can’t just separate both. It was supposed to be. Fate. Soulmates. But I digress.
Flipboard is your personal magazine that connects to whatever social media you decide.
It grabs information from Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, LinkedIn, Instagram, Flickr or specific RSS feeds and presents it to you in a beautiful format, as if it were a magazine.
It dynamically creates columns, rows, parses images and text, and makes it appealing and (much more) readable.
Even more, you can directly interact with each entry as if you were using the official platform (Facebook, Twitter, etc). For example, you can like Facebook updates directly from the app, you can share posts on your Google Reader account, share by mail, reply on twitter, retweet, etc. You can do it all from inside Flipboard.
It works better in landscape view, of course.
Personally, I love to use it in bed, when I’m lunching alone (it happens, you know) and at the WC (oh, you do it, you know you do!).
You can also try the feed suggestions that come native with the app.
Check the video below and don’t forget to thank me after trying it.
It’s free (yeah, I’m a kind of a Santa).