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    Default Isn't blinkfeed basically just flipboard widgets?

    Copying the new HTC One "blinkfeed" screen, with a twist - Ubuntu sidebar. Threw in a calender widget as well. I just did this to see if there was really any point to having it as a built in feature



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    Default Re: Isn't blinkfeed basically just flipboard widgets?

    If you would have listened to the pod cast yesterday Phil mention how it is basically flip board but you can't do a lot customization

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    Default Re: Isn't blinkfeed basically just flipboard widgets?

    That's not to say you can't add a whole bunch of feeds -- you just can't add custom feeds yet. (Which sucks, imho)
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    Default Re: Isn't blinkfeed basically just flipboard widgets?

    Yes, but your grandma/mother/general member of the population who has no idea what Flipboard is and wouldn't download it may enjoy this feature.
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    Default Re: Isn't blinkfeed basically just flipboard widgets?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdevenberg View Post
    Yes, but your grandma/mother/general member of the population who has no idea what Flipboard is and wouldn't download it may enjoy this feature.
    This is exactly what I'm curious to see. While I don't really like what I've seen of it so far, I'm wondering if others who are not so into the geekery will like the ease of use.

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    Default Re: Isn't blinkfeed basically just flipboard widgets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blaize19 View Post
    This is exactly what I'm curious to see. While I don't really like what I've seen of it so far, I'm wondering if others who are not so into the geekery will like the ease of use.

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    I think it will be a hit with non-geeky people. For example, my wife is very much not in to tech. She had never heard of Flipboard or Stumbleupon. I told her about them and helped her set up stumbleupon, and she loves it. Its not something she would have ever tried unless either: 1. Someone showed it to her or 2. It was built in and was set up as part of setting up the phone. I could see this being pretty popular with the general public.
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    Default Re: Isn't blinkfeed basically just flipboard widgets?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdevenberg View Post
    I think it will be a hit with non-geeky people. For example, my wife is very much not in to tech. She had never heard of Flipboard or Stumbleupon. I told her about them and helped her set up stumbleupon, and she loves it. Its not something she would have ever tried unless either: 1. Someone showed it to her or 2. It was built in and was set up as part of setting up the phone. I could see this being pretty popular with the general public.
    This seems to be the consensus opinion thus far. I'm hoping this will turn out to be a great selling point for the general population, something new and different that will draw them in.

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    I think it is awesome, all your interests, right there! And if your not into it, you don't have to use it! Best of both worlds!

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    Default Re: Isn't blinkfeed basically just flipboard widgets?

    Well your mock-up looks good, but Flipboard's widget doesn't allow you to, say, have Facebook in the upper box and Twitter in the lower one. In fact, when I added two widgets like you did, it actually showed me the same post in both at once.
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    Default Re: Isn't blinkfeed basically just flipboard widgets?

    that's exactly what I was thinking just a bunch of flip boards!

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