Flipboard 1.6 Update Adds Support for Tumblr & 500px

The Flipboard (for iPad) 1.6 update introduces three new features that lets an iPad be shared and to bring in content from Tumblr and 500px.

Get Your Flipboard Account, Connect to Tumblr and 500px

The new Flipboard Accounts feature lets more than one person use the app on the same iPad. The obvious use case for this is an iPad used by people in a family.

The update also provides access to the 500px photography community site and the Tumblr microblogging service. As a frequent user and consumer of Tumblr based content, I was especially interested in this addition. Providing your Tumblr account name (and e-mail address) and password brings in all the Tumblr blog you follow into Flipboard. Flipboard is a great way to follow the generally photo-heavy Tumblr blogs I follow. Flipboard, which I already browse through daily, just became a lot more useful to me.

FYI: Tumblr’s app update information includes a note that Flipboard will be available for the iPhone soon.

You can find the free Flipboard for iPad here in the iTunes App Store.

Via VentureBeat: Flipboard gets family-friendly with user accounts