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Flipboard responds to Apple’s News app, says it released the same thing 5 years ago

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We’ve already heard what many of the top streaming music services have to say regarding Apple Music, but now another company with whom Apple is now competing has commented on its new battle. At WWDC, Apple introduced a new News app that will be built into iOS 9 when it launches later this fall. The app features a magazine-style interface that when showed off for the first time, prompted many comparisons to the popular Flipboard reading app.

It appears that users weren’t the only ones to notice the similarities. During an interview on BBC’s Tech Tent show, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue commented on Apple’s foray into the news app market. McCue noted that what Apple showed off is something that Flipboard made available originally more than five years ago. McCue also pointed out that just because Flipboard is now competing with Apple there is no reason for the two to stop working together.

McCue’s full statement regarding Apple’s News app and how the two companies will interact now that they are competitors:

We’re clearly onto something at Flipboard. What Apple was showing is something that we actually shipped five years ago. In the world that we live into today, you have to be able to both work with companies, and even when they’re competing with you on certain fronts that doesn’t mean you don’t work with them. There’s still opportunities to work with them. And in doing that, what you can typically find are ways in which you can continue to grow. This is not a winner take all situation.

Flipboard originally launched in 2010, the same year as the iPad. The company was founded by Mike McCue and former iPhone engineer Evan Doll.


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Hit list: All the apps and services Apple tried to kill at WWDC 2015

Once again, Apple has shown its desire to be your go-to for everything you do in your life. At its keynote event this morning, the iPhone maker talked up software updates, services, and new functionalities that aim at making several






Hit list: All the apps and services Apple tried to kill at WWDC 2015

Once again, Apple has shown its desire to be your go-to for everything you do in your life. During its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote this morning, the iPhone maker talked up software updates, services and new functionalities aimed at making






How to publish on the new iOS 9 Apple ‘News’ app

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Apple unveiled its brand new iOS 9 “News” app today that will bring a reader experience comparable to magazine-style apps like Flipboard that pull in content from various sources around the web. It’s starting with an initial list of publishers like Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ, Wired, and others, but here’s how to get your own content in the app.

  1. 1. First you’ll need to visit Apple’s News Publisher portal here.
  2. 2. Sign in using the Apple ID you want associated with your publication on News
  3. 3. Next Apple will ask you to agree to its End User License Agreement for News
  4. 4. Now Apple will ask for your personal information including the name of your publication, address, phone number, etc
  5. 5. You can then set your channel name, website address, and select your primary audience, languages and specify territories if you wish.
  6. Apple News optionally lets you select multiple channels for your publication as well:

-After submitting, click the name of your channel in the toolbar in News Publisher
-Select ‘Create New Channel’

For now you can use the News Publisher portal to sign your publication up for inclusion using your website’s RSS feed, but Apple says it will add publishing tools later this year:

Coming Soon: Apple News Format

We’re working on bringing you a brand new format you can use to create signature content for News. With Apple News Format, you’ll be able to create beautifully crafted layouts with custom typography, rich photo galleries, videos, and animations. Author once and News will optimize your content for all iOS devices. You’ll also be able to connect your existing content management systems to News, and get access to a rich suite of tools for measuring user engagement.

Apple notes that for advertising, publishers keep 100% revenue of their own ad sales and the usual 70% if Apple sells them for you through iAd. Apple has tips on preparing your RSS feed, assets, and content for the service, as well as information on advertising. There’s a general FAQ for publishers here.

The News app will launch with iOS 9 this fall in the United States, UK, and Australia.


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Apple reportedly set to kill Newsstand, introduce Flipboard-esque news app

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Apple set to introduce Flipboard-Like news product

A late-breaking report from Re/code is indicating that Apple is readying an announcement about news initiatives on iOS. According to the report, the company plans to kill off Newsstand although individual apps will still remain in the App Store.

Apple will also apparently introduce a new service which will present news stories from a variety of sources, such as ESPN, New York Times and Conde Naste. The report describes the product as similar to Flipboard.

Interestingly, publishers will get to keep all ad revenue collected from within the ‘Flipboard’ app that they sell themselves. Publishers will be able to use Apple ad inventory if they cannot fill the space, Apple’s charges are ‘very favourable’. Apple will continue to keep 30% of subscription revenue from App Store applications.

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New York Times, Uber and Flipboard get ready for Apple Watch

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As the Apple Watch launch draws nearer, with preorders starting April 10th, more and more developers are jumping on board. Uber rolled out a new update of its iPhone app today including its Apple Watch app — originally announced at the March event. The app allows users to request rides in one action and you can check on driver progress with a quick glance.

The New York Times is adding ‘one sentence stories’ to its portfolio for the Watch, including emoji-driven recipes and quick headlines. Push notifications will update Apple Watch users of breaking news right on the wrist. Full stories can be saved for later to be read at leisure on user’s iPhones, as the Watch form factor isn’t really appropriate for prolonged reading.

Flipboard also updated its app over the weekend with Apple Watch support. It’s unclear how the company will port its signature news-reading experience across to the Watch, which is launching with a very limited SDK that developers can use to make their apps. The notes say that the Watch app will display your personalised ten top stories, with Force Touch contextual menus for sharing headlines with friends.

Apple rolled out Apple Watch apps from a number of partners last week. Developers are still waiting for Apple to allow anyone to submit Apple Watch apps for review, which will open up the platform to even more developers for experimentation. Apple Watch launches on April 24th, from $349.


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