Flipboard To Launch A Web App?

As spotted by The Next Web earlier today, the Flipboard team is hiring. Most specifically, the latest job openings on Flipboard's website reveal that the company is looking for a "Designer-Web Developer" and a "Front-end Web Developer", together with an additional iOS developer. Flipboard was named iPad App of the Year by Apple last week in the annual "iTunes Rewind" compilation.

The web developer Mike McCue's startup is looking for should be able to "envision and design the future of reading content online" across "web and mobile". Standard JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP and Photoshop skills are required for the front-end web developer opening.

A web version of Flipboard, in my opinion, would make a lot of sense, especially considering the availability of magazine and newspaper web apps in Google's recently launched Chrome Web Store. Flipboard for the web would directly compete with the already popular paper.li service, which allows you to build digital newspapers around Twitter links and users. What's for sure is that if this is true, if Flipboard's really planning a full-featured web version, we won't be seeing it until 2011. We'd also appreciate an iPhone version, a lot.