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Kobo eReading App Comes to Windows 8, One of the First eReading apps

Ereading Kobo App Windows 8_Thumb.jpg 1Kobo eReading app for Windows 8 makes it one of the first e-readers for Windows 8

Kobo announce their e-reading app, Kobo eReading, for Windows 8

Kobo have announced their e-reading app, Kobo eReading, for Windows 8 only days after the Consumer Preview became available for download to the public.

The app can be downloaded from the Windows Store now. The app was developed using HTML and Java Script, and Kobo say their app will ‘deliver a personalized, secure and central destination, allowing Kobo users to manage their whole reading experience.’ The Kobo eReading app is notable for being “one of the few selected for release with the Consumer Preview” of Windows 8, along with apps such as Cookbook.

Some notable features included in the app are a new and “fresh” look, with a new interface ensuring that readers are focused on the content rather than figuring out how the app actually works. There is also cloud storage, letting readers access their books from wherever they are. The app also allows users to read on your desktop PC or from a Windows tablet. Along with this, the app is available across all other major mobile platforms.

Users can also shop through the Kobo eBook Store, where books can be downloaded to the desktop.

Kobo Inc., previously know as Shortcover, also produce the Kobo eReader device and is based in Ontario, Toronto, Canda. The company was founded in 2009. The company also produce apps for BlackBerry, BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices along with Windows 8. At the end of 2011 the company saw record growth, with sales sevenfold.

According to the press released, Kobo is “offering more than 2.5 million eBook, magazines and newspapers.” Kobo has expanded to nearly 200 countries, where consumers have access to “award-winning eReaders, like the Kobo Touch.” Kobo also say that reading can be taken through Facebook’s new Timeline feature and Reading Life.

The Kobo Touch is a 6-inch e-reader with built-in Wi-Fi. The back of the device has a quilted soft touch design. Users can personalize their experience through seven fonts, while Kobo also claim it is the first international e-reader. The app is available at a discounted price, called Kobo Touch with Offers, with ads placed discreetly around the side.

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Published: Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 Last Modified: March 3, 2012

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