Kobo Releases a Universal Windows 10 App
Another day, another Universal Windows App is released.
Kobo has updated its Windows 10 app this week. It’s now a Universal app, meaning that it will run on all Windows platforms except the ones people are actually using (Windows 7, and Windows XP).
Kidding aside, one of the key benefits of a universal Windows app is integration with Cortana, if you’re reading on your phone, and the possibility that you can use Continuum to expand that support on to a large screen simply by plugging in a screen, keyboard, and mouse.
Or at least that is how it is being pitched; for sensible reasons I don’t have Windows 10 so I can’t say for sure.
But WinBeta has installed the new Kobo app, and they report:
The user interface is clean, almost spartan. Interestingly, while the developer touts it as ‘optimized for Windows 10,’ the UX still retains many elements from Windows 8’s design guidelines, with horizontal main menu (even with a hamburger up top) and horizontal swiping navigations. The reading experience is satisfactory with all the basic optimization options in place. As with the Kobo eReader, users are not limited to the book store for their reading materials: importing ePUBs is but a drag-and-drop away.
Thanks, Phil, for the tip!