Yesterday at f8, Kobo announced the next advancement in social eReading that will provide people with the ability to engage in conversations with each other while reading, as well as a Facebook integration that makes it easier for people to feature their eReading activity on their Facebook profile.
“Kobo will soon launch a revolutionary advancement in social eReading, and this news will change the nature of how and what we read,” said Dan Leibu, chief technology officer, Kobo. “Our extremely popular Kobo Reading Life app was the first social platform to deliver interaction to eReading. Kobo is committed to staying on the cutting-edge of social eReading to realize our mission of inspiring more people to read by allowing them to share thoughts, insights and experiences.”
Kobo Reading Life, one of the industry’s first comprehensive social reading experiences, is available on all of the company’s apps and devices including the innovative Kobo eReader Touch Edition and apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. Reading Life allows people to connect with their friends on Facebook and see what books they are reading, see books in common, ask for recommendations, compare awards and reading stats, and share their favorite quotes and passages, notes and thoughts with followers. Kobo offers free eReading apps for most computers, smart phones and tablets on the market today.
Through Facebook Platform, people can share the experience of the social reading app with their friends, and discover new books through friends, making their online experience more personal and relevant.