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Using the Flipster Viewer on a Mobile Device

When you choose to read Flipster magazines on your mobile device's browser, issues open in the mobile version of the viewer.                                                                                                                             

flipster viewer on mobile devices

Mobile Viewer Tools

The menu highlighted above opens and closes on tap of the menu icon menu button.

  • Contents: Tap Contents to navigate the magazine using a list view table of contents.

  • Pages: Tap Pages to navigate the magazine using a thumbnail view of all pages in the issue.

  • Search: Tap Search to search the issue by keyword.

  • All Issues: Tap All Issues to see all available issues of your title as well as any promotional links from the publisher.


Page Arrows

Page Arrows

Page Arrows: Use the forward and back arrows to page through the current issue. User can also swipe.


Tablet Users

iPad/iPhone, Android Tablet and Phone, and Kindle Fire Tablet users will also see the following options:

 additional iOS options  additional android options  additional kindle fire options
         iOS 8 or higher   Android 4.2 or higher Kindle Fire OS 3 or higher
  • Open in App: This link is only be seen on the menu if you are using an iPad or iPhone, Android Tablet or Phone, or Kindle Fire Tablet. It is used to launch the app and download the magazine to your device.

  • Don’t have the App?: This link is only seen on the menu if you are using a tablet device, and enables you to download the app for your specific device.


iOS Smart Banner

iPad and iPad Mini users viewing Flipster in the Safari browser will see a "smart banner" above the mobile viewer. The smart banner offers the ability to download the Flipster app from iTunes if it has not already been installed, or open the issue in the app if it is already installed on your device.

Without App Installed:

smart banner link to itunes

  • If the Flipster app has not been installed to your device, the smart banner offers a link to iTunes, where you can download and install the app.


When App Is Installed

smart banner - open issue in app link

  • Once the Flipster app has been installed, the smart banner offers an Open link that opens the issue in the app when tapped.


Note: While the app is compatible with devices running iOS 7 and higher, the smart banner only works with the most recent version of iOS. Your experience with the banner may vary depending on the version of the iOS you are using.