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It would be great to be able to view stackoverflow content with the Flipboard app. Totally new level of convenience. In order to accomplish this I think it is sufficient to provide more rich RSS feeds, and also a feed for stackexchange inbox.

Current integration: pic

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I can't see how Flipboard, which describes itself using the tagline

Your social magazine.

would be a good place to host or view Stack Overflow content.

The Wikipedia page describes Flipboard as

a social-network aggregation, magazine-format application software for Apple touch-screen devices, including the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Considering Stack Overflow is not a social media or social networking site, we don't seem to fit very well within their model.

And even if it was a good fit, I don't think this should become an official feature. There is a public API, so you could always write your own templates/application.

What's wrong with the mobile theme you already get when you visit the page?

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Cody I was trying to attach a photo but I lack 10 reputation. I think that typical web approach "long list scrolled vertically" contains an embedded psychological tension in it. I find it unnatural. The "flip page" approach is IMO different. I feel relaxed when flipping pages. I would argue that a page is a consistent object, that has finite "dimensions" and this is more compatible with how humans receive information. –  Steffen Mar 8 '12 at 0:58
    
@Steffen: You can still use the free hosting service imgur.com to upload your image, then just edit a link into your answer. You won't be able to make the image appear inline, but someone can edit it for you. –  Cody Gray Mar 8 '12 at 1:04
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Flipboard's tagline implies it uses your social contacts to build a magazine, not that flipboard itself is a social network. Also, it's a pretty good RSS reader. –  Sathya Mar 8 '12 at 5:50
    
I have to agree with @Sathya here, it's not an all a social magazine like you describe, that's just where it gets a list of things to show from...it's not at all social itself. I use it as an RSS reader as well, it's quite good and would fit fine with SO content included. –  Nick Craver May 2 '12 at 11:18

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