Flipboard – the popular and acclaimed social / news app for the iPad – has been updated today, to Version 1.2. The big new addition is Instagram support. Instagram is the massively popular photo effects and photo sharing app for the iPhone, and Flipboard now allows you to add a section for your Instagram account – along with sections for your Facebook, Twitter and Google Reader accounts.
This is good stuff. Flipboard is already one of the flagship iPad apps, adding this hook-in for another huge iOS favorite is a great new feature. Here’s the rest of the listed changes for this update:
★ Search across your social networks and blogs with Social Search, the first of its kind.
★ Load new content up to twice as fast.
★ Discover featured sections curated by Flipboard.
★ Reload anytime from Table of Contents, improved Google Reader unread support, and much more.
The image above seems just about perfect to sum up how sweet this Flipboard update is. It’s from MG Siegler’s Paris Lemon blog and is titled ‘Totally snobby Instagram of iPad 2 before everyone in the world gets one’. It was taken with Instagram and also features a Flipboard icon placed in the dock.