On a recent poll that I held, I asked "What mobile phone are you currently using?" I'm an android guy (galaxy nexus, current phone) but I had a hunch that you my readers (mostly real estate based) are using iPhone. Hunch verified. (see poll results below)
However, I am encouraged by the rise of Android. The quality of the phones are so much better and the number and quality of apps is constantly improving. Whether you are either Android or iPhone, I think they are both great choices. If you are thinking about Windows phone or are thinking about the new BlackBerry models... I hesitate to recommend these. It is not for the lack of an excellent user interface, but for lack of useful apps available to you. Time will tell if this story changes tune in time.
So based on the poll results, let me offer this post as an application spotlight on an app that I like very much called Flipboard.
Flipboard is a news reader app that lets you see all your favorite sources of information in a great looking format on your phone. You can set up the basics like Facebook, Google+, Twitter to get you started. I like to add my Google Reader newsfeed also. There are a ton of channels to also link to such as Tech (one of my favs). Choose from many others like Sports, Photos & Design, Living, Entertainment, and Travel. These channels curate articles from many popular sources and you can discover new places on the web to add to your favorites.
Below you can see a handful of screenshots that I took from my phone on a recent day. To flip through the articles you swipe your finger (right to left to flip a page on a tablet, bottom to top on the smaller screen of your phone). It works both for android and your iOS devices and it's free!
(links above to take you to the respective app pages)
So there's an app recommendation for you - go check it out!