February 2, 2011
Reading is a very personal experience. But, as the popularity of book clubs show us, people love to discuss what they’ve read with others. Now, one of the also ran e-book providers is hoping to combine our love of books with social networking and make their service relevant in the process. Kobo Inc. has recently updated its universal app of the same name. The newest version includes a section called Reading Life. It includes features, that could be game changers in the ever growing e-book reader marketplace. Reading Stats is the most significant new feature. Here information about your reading habits is calculated and updated in real time. Statistics gathered include: total hours reading, pages per hour, and what percentage of your library is made up of books as opposed to newspapers, magazines, and PDFs. Kindle, and Apple’s iBooks. At the very least, Kobo isn’t going down without a fight. The free Kobo app is available in the App Store.
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