Yesterday Apple announced changes to the iPad’s OS that will positively affect how you can use the iPad to create. That was cool, but it’s not the only thing worth noting in yesterday’s news dump.
Teleread brought my attention to a new feature called “Daily Reading Goal” that will be coming to Apple Books.
Here’s how Apple described the feature:
Read a book or listen to an audiobook for five minutes while in line for coffee, on your commute, or before bed to achieve your Daily Reading Goal. Build streaks to celebrate your achievements and share books you’ve finished with the Books Read this Year collection.
What do you think of the news?
Me, I don’t care about gamified reading (it puts too much focus on the wrong thing), but if I did then I would be using Kobo’s badges instead. They have a whole host of reading badges that absolutely dwarfs Apple’s paltry single reading stat, and Kobo’s had those badges for years and years.
How about you?