Monday, September 14, 2009 | 10:21 PM
Browsing print and online articles on a phone can often be a slow task. There are many different sites to visit, and media-rich pages can take a long time to load. Of course, mobile devices make this more difficult with small screens, slower Internet connections, and less comfortable keyboards.
To help solve this problem, today we announced a new product from Google Labs: Google Fast Flip for computers, iPhone, and Android-powered devices. Google Fast Flip combines some of the best features of reading articles in print and on the web.
With this webapp you can literally flip through stories with the swipe of your finger. To get more information or view the entire article, simply tap on the screen. You can browse headlines and popular articles, and view trending topics. Searching for a specific topic lets you make your own "magazine." Fast Flip makes sharing articles easy as well. To send an article to someone, simply tap on the "Email" link in the upper right.
To try it out, point your mobile browser to fastflip.googlelabs.com. For easy access, we recommend creating a home screen link or bookmark. Fast Flip works on all iPhone, iPod Touch and Android-powered devices. For more information on Google Fast Flip, check out our post on the Official Google Blog.
Posted by Steve Kanefsky, Software Engineer, Google Mobile