September 20, 2012
Kobo has recently pushed an update to its official namesake iOS app. As expected, the update brings support for iOS 6, which was released earlier today. It also brings support for the four-inch screen of the iPhone 5, which will be available this Friday. In addition, the new version of Kobo boasts quite a few more enhancements. To start with, Kobo now has a new progress indicator that shows how far you are into a book. Apparently, the new indicator is inspired by the loading strip in Chrome for iOS, which has also been adopted by Dolphin Browser. Staying within the confines of a book, you’ll find that Kobo now supports flipping through a book quickly. This action is performed by tapping and holding either the left or right margin of a book. You can also access book-specific reading stats on your iPad by tapping the contents button. The new stats section includes estimated time left to finish and pages read per hour. And if you’ve been waiting for more reading font options, the newly updated Kobo app has you covered on that front as well. Kobo now supports Cochin, Helvetica, Optima, Palatino, and the iOS 6-exclusive Avenir. In addition, Kobo now supports syncing of custom shelves across your devices. And speaking of shelves, a new “Finished” shelf has been added to the app, automatically tracking the books you’ve completed. Also including Portuguese language support and other improvements, the new version Kobo for iPhone and iPad is available now in the App Store for free.