Flipster – Digital Magazines

Last modified
Friday, March 16, 2018
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Description of App

Flipster is a free digital magazine service provided courtesy of your library. Find libraries near you that offer Flipster, then explore, download, and read magazines any time on your Apple devices.

If you find that your library does not offer Flipster, encourage them to sign up today.

Features:
- Locate participating libraries
- Browse, search, and download popular magazines to read offline
- Access digital table of contents for each magazine
- Read articles in text view
- Tap highlighted areas to jump to articles and related websites
- Track percentage of magazine read

Now it’s time to relax, put your feet up and read your favorite magazines with Flipster!

Version

5.3.2

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone
iPad

iOS Version

11.2.6

Accessibility Comments

This app has some accessibility challenges but with some effort you can get to article content. Most notably, when you download a magazine, the magazine title does not read on "My Shelf", which lists titles for downloaded magazines. Each magazine has two nameless buttons--the first opens the magazine and the second deletes the title.

After downloading a magazine, open it from "My Shelf". Then activate the TOC button to get a list of articles. Double tap an article to load the content. You will then need to activate the Text View button to read the text.

Back on "My Shelf" after you start to read a magazine, there is another incorrect item for accessibility that indicates the percentage you have read of the issue.

VoiceOver reads no content if you put an article in Full Screen mode. Use the Exit button to leave this mode if you mistakenly enter it.

When you first launch the app, you will be prompted to search for a library. Have your library bar code or other sign in details available.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Developer's Twitter Username

@EBSCO

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