The faux 3D mode was also pretty bad, and I really don't understand why. The edges of the faux page were jagged. (Check out the screen shot.) This shouldn't have been hard; writing software for this kind of perspective is a homework assignment for college juniors, now.
There are a number of other viewing modes (single & double column, double paged, etc) but they're really nothing more than you can find elsewhere. I'll skip them here.
Actually, I want to point out the double page mode. This mode rises to the point of FAIL. You see, I was reading a book I downloaded from Feedbooks. It started out as Epub, and in converting it to Blio format it became some horrifying mutant PDF format.
When I zoomed in in the double page mode, text disappeared off the bottom and top of the screen. I would expect this with a PDF, but I stared with an Epub. It really should have reflowed the text, not made it disappear.
Speaking of Feedbooks, it was one of the 2 sources of free ebooks (along with Google). Thing is, they forgot to tell Feedbooks:
Hey Blio, next time that you add our OPDS catalog to a commercial product, send us an e-mail first
Hadrien also had this to say about Blio:
Oh and I don't care about 3D view of a book if the font looks like s**t
And one last point before I go. One of the features we were promised was Epub support. I remember this quite clearly. Unfortunately, Blio won't open an Epub file, so I can't read any of my current library. Do they really expect me to buy my existing library a second time? Given that there are only about 6k titles in the Blio ebookstore, I really have to wonder what they were thinking.
P.S. And if you think I'm pissed, you should check out what Mike Cane wrote.