One of the best ebook apps for Android will shortly be coming to the iPad and iPhone.
Details are still scarce, but on Thursday the official Aldiko account tweeted:
Aldiko for iOS is coming soon! Want to be the 1st to be notified when it’s available, sign up Aldiko.com
— Aldiko (@Aldiko) July 30, 2015
Edit: Tiffany Wong of Aldiko told me the app is in the hands of Apple, and is under review. It will go live as soon as Apple gives it the nod.
Aldiko is one of the better third-party ebook apps available, but for the five plus years since I first heard about it, this app has only been available on Android.
That limitation stemmed not from platform ideology but from limited resources. Aldiko was supported by a small team of developers, and they just didn’t have the resources to support two platforms.
That changed last May when Aldiko was acquired by Feedbooks. One of the explanations for the deal was that it allowed Feedbooks and Aldiko to pool their resources so that, for example, Aldiko could produce an iOS app.
It’s now 14 months later and the app is almost ready to be released.