Flipboard for iPad: Hype Causes Issues

 

By Posted 22 Jul 2010, 21:28

Yesterday, we stopped to take notice of the iPad application of the moment – Flipboard – and with the beautiful world it seems to have brought to the social media circle, also seems to have got too big for it’s boots too early.

I guess the creators over at Flipboard did not anticipate the amount of press they were about to get with their app, as it seems that a huge bunch of users filled complaints that they could not actively do specific tasks associated with the ‘e-magazine.’

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Even though the app has been billed as ‘beautiful,’ it could not stop the influx of tech-support requests to complain about the “Flipboard is over capacity” issues.

Once users tried to start customizing their Flipboard to their needs, they started receiving errors, mainly server side that could not handle the amount of users logged in at any one time.

Two examples of this returned errors when attempting to create a new section, blaming your internet connection and the refusal to let you add your Facebook account details.

Flipboard did respond, and said that they would set up a waiting list system for connecting Facebook and Twitter accounts, but this would come in the form of an update to the application which first would have to be approved by Apple’s app store.

One positive note for non-iPad users – the application is set to come to other platforms such as the new iPhone and other tablet devices in the near future.

How are you finding Flipboard so far?

Source: Washington Post