Flipboard hires Web innovator, new Android and HTML versions of Flipboard on the way?
Remember the interview I did about a year ago with +Filipe Fortes
He's a web innovator and built something that looked like Flipboard -- all in HTML 5.
Well, he started working at Flipboard yesterday, he told me today.
Now this is interesting.
I expect Flipboard to start moving toward non iPad versions, but not before the end of the year (they still are finishing off an iPhone version of Flipboard). Why?
Insiders at Flipboard tell me they expect Amazon to sell a crapload of their Kindle Fire tablets, which will force companies, like Flipboard, to take Android tablets seriously.
One way to get apps onto Android is to base most of the display technology on HTML5. That's what Flipboard competitor Feedly has already done and here you can hear Filipe talk about what he can get HTML 5 to do (and he shows me a stunning demo. Remember, this is a year old!)
It's going to be interesting to see where Flipboard goes now that Filipe is on board.