I am pleased to report on an update which adds improved support for the ePub3 ebook format.
Late last week Mantano released a new version of their reading app for Android, iPhone, and iPad. In addition to bug fixes and a couple new reading features, the Mantano app also gained support for Epub3. Continue reading
Kobo released a new update (v3.5) for their ereaders late last week, and they also released an update the the Kobo PC app (v3.9).
I don’t have details on the changes to the PC app, but early user reports posted at MobileRead are saying that kobo has made significant improvements with this latest firmware. Continue reading
Adobe isn’t the only company which is releasing an ebook app in the next few days; Bluefire is about to ship a new version of their respected Bluefire Reader app. Continue reading
iPad users, rejoice. The best Epub app for iDevices was updated yesterday with a bunch of new features. The app has new themes, a new font, and (finally) integration with Dropbox. It also unfortunately supports the new Adobe DRM, and you just know that’s going to come back to haunt users. Continue reading
The trend of releasing a reading app which can only run on Windows 8 has been in vogue for several years now, but sadly the market statistics continues to show that that is a not a good idea. Continue reading
Sony may have shut down their ebook store in much of the world but they continue to invest in the Sony Reader Store in Japan.
Over the past couple days Sony has rolled out a couple updates to their ebook service, including a new browser reader and an update to the Sony Reader app for iDevices. Continue reading
When Kobo relaunched their Windows 8 app earlier this year they also mentioned that a related app for Windows Phone was in the works. That app launched with little fanfare yesterday.
Windows Phone users now have a new option for reading in addition to the Kindle and
Nook apps. The Kobo app is free to download from the Windows Phone Store, and it offers access to a catalog of some 4 million titles, including ebooks, comics, and children’s books. Continue reading
The updated Comixology iOS app may be getting all the attention today but that’s not the only update from Comixology and Amazon.
The comic duo also updated the Comixology Android app today with new payment options. The app does away with Google payments, and replaces it with Paypal and credit card payments. Continue reading
Indie ebook retailer Zola Books rolled out a new update today for their iOS app. (Or at least they planned to release the app today; it’s not available yet.) Continue reading
FBReader has long been a DRM holdout among reading apps, but that’s about to change.
FBReader put out a press release on Wednesday with the news that their Android app will soon support DRM (the other apps will gain DRM support later). They have partnered with Intertrust to integrate ExpressPlay DRM into FBReader for Android. ExpressPlay is based on the Marlin DRM standard, and it is wholly incompatible with Adobe’s Epub DRM. Continue reading