Hungarian software company Kulcs-Soft on Friday said an e-book reader application it developed for the Apple iPad was available for download, free of charge, from the Apple Store.
The Nitty Gritty: The E-Reading Experience
About a year ago, I won a Sony PRS-505 eReader in a contest sponsored by Unbridled Books and NetGalley. I was gung-ho at first, but realized quickly that my Mac-exclusive home presented a challenge. I needed to delve into software and hardware and compatibility before I could read any books. I discovered an open source software called Calibre, which helped a little bit. Or I could use a PC at work. But I still had to try pretty hard to get content I wanted onto my eReader.
Sharp and Arrow have made a one-off solar-powered ereader called Solar Reader from off-the-shelf components.
Key components are a 'memory LCD' and two thin solar panels from Sharp, and an ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller from NXP.
How do you find something good to read in a brave new self-published world?