Fast FlipSeptember 18, 2009
Google Labs has come out with an interesting way to read through some of your daily news, Google Fast Flip. Essentially placing news pages on an infinte, scrolling, canvas that allows you to “flip” through articles in a series or one-up view. No zooming to be had here, sadly, though it seems to be begging for it; add some constrained or free zoom to this action and you can color me excited!
Fast Flip has received the usual Google design once-over, ensuring that content is your focus, not layout or interaction. You can use the arrow keys to navigate, but only once you are in the one-up view. It also feels like I should be able to click and drag to move through the feed, but that seems to be missing, too. Other than these details, it’s pretty slick, quick and easy to use. Now if only I could add my own feeds to it and really get crankin’.