The app discovery space is heating up fast. Just as developers begin to step up the competition surrounding the best way to find new apps, Apple goes and shuts the door on “App stores within its App Store.” You might have heard about the recent Appgratis drama, which added to the Appshopper drama a while ago. Apple doesn’t like others trying to clean up its mess.
While the industry waits to see what Apple will do next, consumers are left out in the dark when trying to discover relevant apps. For now, the best way to do that remains articles like this one, in which people recommend solid apps across the web.
Flipboard, a social reader for iPhone, iPad, and Android (BlackBerry 10 has a ported Android version too, but that doesn’t count.) is hands down my favorite mobile app. I could think of 20 reasons I use Flipboard for hours every day, but for the sake of your sanity, I will list five. So here goes: