Flipboard has added iBooks content to its iOS application with access to popular books on iBookstore on a variety of genres. Flipboard, the 'social magazine" has teamed with Apple to add iBooks content to its iOS application. The move has resulted in a new Books category to appear on Flipboard which features 25 sections that accesses popular books from Apple"s iBookstore belonging to a variety of genres.
Flipboard said that the added feature gives the user a feel of browsing in a real bookstore availing numerous sections as well as genres. The Flipboard app on iPhone does not need an update to get the books.
On firing the app for the first time, the red ribbon placed on the top right hand corner has to be swiped down and then the Books section should be tapped. Amongst all the sections, Bestsellers is the most prominent which allows you to access the most popular books available on iBooks. But you can also browse through any of the other 25 sections also. On hitting upon a book that you like, you can tap on it to get more information on it and can make a purchase through the link which says 'Download on the iBookstore".
iOS devices in U.S., Canada, Australia, U.K., Spain, Germany, Brazil, France, the Netherlands and Italy will feature the latest Books category. Popular books in these countries can be accessed by tapping the red button followed by scrolling down to choose the country selector option in 'This Week".