I'm in the midst of mocking a mobile app, of which its main goal is content consumption (reading items and deciding whether to rank them or not).
It currently has several screens with flipping, and several screens with scrolling. In my opinion constancy is important therefore, I prefer all pages using flipping (as in flipboard).
Flipping is better since:
- It requires less movement of the user's fingers to move exactly one page.
- You can easily reach a specific page by the number of flips (act as an anchor)
- It gives a quick preview of the next/prior page without completing the flip action.
Scroll is better since:
- It's more familiar
Did I miss the advantages for the flipping or for the scrolling ?