Earlier this year I reported that Datalogics was one of two companies which were using Sony's new DADC ebook DRM. Bluefire was using the DRM in its new cloud library app, and Datalogics was offering the DRM as an option in its whitelabel textbook platform.
Now Datalogics has launched a new app, Bookvia, which uses the DADC DRM.
“We are very pleased to announce the launch of the Bookvia app,” said Ching Yue, Product Manager for eBook technologies at Datalogics. “This year has been dedicated to developing new and innovative solutions for our eBook customers. Being able to offer Bookvia, with the Sony DADC URMS integration, is a significant step forward in providing a complete solution to customers who want to adopt the URMS ecosystem for their eBook distribution channel.”
There isn't much reason for consumers to download this app; the DRM is not used by any retailer. But according to Datalogics, the benefits include:
- EPUB 3 support for URMS content
- enabling users to consolidate their electronic publications in one app
- Branding options
- a powerful and engaging reading experience
- Night reading mode
- streamlined content delivery to the reader through a common bookshelf
- Highlighting and page scrolling
- In-app Dictionary
The app can be found in iTunes; an Android app is planned for next year.