Rockstand is the newest ebook reading app that readers can look forward to checking out. The app is currently compatible with the Android, iOS, and Windows platform, though representatives have stated that the company wishes to expand its reach to other operating systems like Blackberry as well in the future.
Mr Praveen Rajpal, CEO, handygo Technologies Pvt Ltd said: “We are pleased to announce the launch of Rockstand, a very unique and innovative offering by RockASAP Retails, a unit of handygo Technologies. Rockstand on your mobiles and tablets will ensure that you are carrying your books and magazines with you everywhere and anywhere you are traveling. Now it will just take one click of a button and you can buy the next book or the new issue of the magazine that you want to read.”
As Mr. Rajpal said, “Currently we are launching the international version of the application in Frankfurt Book Fair with German content. We will soon be launching the Indian version of the application which will be available in 18 languages and will also have regional books, which are not easily available at every bookstore these days. We have already tied up with many leading telecom majors as well as handset manufacturers and with plans to get everyone under the gamut of Rockstand. The idea is that every book lover should have the opportunity to access, download, and buy books through Rockstand.”
One key aspect on which Rockstand has taken a strong stance is the burning issue of piracy. Towards this, the Rockstand app has been designed to ensure all compatible ebooks or electronic magazines are completely non-transferable. Further, nothing in Rockstar’s content will allow printing, copying, or taking a screenshot of what is being displayed.
The makers of the app have also stated that a text-to-speech feature will be available in a future update. The app can be downloaded free from the company site, which will open up to a world of ebooks and e-magazines.