Popular apps like Flipboard on smartphone and tabs have pushed aside the personal computer. PC sales has been falling for the past two years. Meanwhile, sales of mobile devices are still surging despite a recent slowdown in the tablet market. But that does not make desktops dead, for there are a lot of people who still prefer to use desktop especially for office use.
With lot of popular apps like WhatsApp now available for the Web browser, the recent addition to it is Flipboard. Flipboard, the renowned new gathering app, has just launched a version of its software for PC web browsers. All except few of the magazines in Flipboard are free. Flipboard was originally designed for tabs and but now smartphones accounts more than 70% of the user activity. Despite the tabs and smartphones, PC remain popular way to access internet during weekdays says comScore Inc.
From last Tuesday, one can sign into flipboard.com to browse cover stories, catch up on any other interesting topics. Flipboard’s new browser edition, built over the past 18 months, takes the advantage of larger screens sizes and better scrolling interface to deliver better magazine layouts with fully displayed images and animations.
The trend of offering Web browser versions for the phone apps reflects a growing realization among the mobile-focused app that PC cannot be neglected if they want to connect with many users, said Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillett.