Facebook Launches Paper App, Despite Protests From FiftyThree

Facebook’s new reader app, Paper has officially launched today in the United States. From the looks of it, Facebook is grooming the app to be the go-to-app where your personal feeds and news feed converge. Some are even calling the Paper the app that will soon replace the company’s self-titled app. The app was announced just last week and makes use of a magazine-like interface controlled by gestures with…

 

Facebook’s new reader app, Paper has officially launched today in the United States.

From the looks of it, Facebook is grooming the app to be the go-to-app where your personal feeds and news feed converge. Some are even calling the Paper the app that will soon replace the company’s self-titled app.

The app was announced just last week and makes use of a magazine-like interface controlled by gestures with a pinch of motion-based controls. A user’s timeline as well as some curated content and occupy the entire screen.

However, startup company FiftyThree has protested against Facebook as its new news reader bears the same name as FiftyThree’s design app. According to the New York-based company, they’ve already contacted Facebook, but the search giant merely apologised for not contacting them beforehand but refuses to change the name of the app.

FiftyThree’s CEO Georg Petschnigg said that his company is considering all its options including taking legal actions against the search giant. But for the meantime, users from the United States should be able to download the app from the Apple App store for free.

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