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20th May 2011

Kobo Rated Number One Global eReading App For iPad

Chapters IndigoIndigo Books & Music Inc. is delighted that Reading Life, Kobo’s industry leading social reading app has moved into the top rated position globally for eReading apps in the Apple iTunes App Store. As Canada’s largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer, Indigo is committed to enhancing the reading experience for book lovers regardless of the format in which they choose to read.

According to Indigo Books & Music CEO and Founder, and Kobo Chair Heather Reisman, “I am proud that Kobo has captured the attention and the loyalty of iPad users around the world as their preferred eReading application. Kobo has been focused on creating the best experience in eReading since day one and Kobo’s Reading Life provides readers with a fun, easy and exciting way to dive deeper into reading.”

The Kobo app with Reading Life has a 5 star rating by Canadian users, the highest among eReading apps in the iTunes store. Less than 48 hours after launch, hundreds of positive reviews began an influx of support for Kobo’s latest hit — with reviews touting the app’s navigation and ease-of-use. Users also praised the app’s new ability to organize shelves in their library, calling it out as the Kobo app’s top value. More than 25,000 custom bookshelves have been created in just one week.

In the last 7 days:

  • – Kobo’s app has claimed the highest rating available – 5-stars – in Canada
  • – Globally, nearly 750,000 users have downloaded the app, a 20% jump from version 4.3
  • – More than 1,100 4- and 5-star reviews have been posted
  • – Users now spend 10% more time in the Kobo application
  • – Version 4.4 is the highest reviewed eReading app in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada
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