Microsoft Developing Windows 8 e-Reading App


Microsoft is developing an XBox e-Reading App for Windows 8 that will be able to read eBooks, comics and magazines. This news stems from a recent job posting that Microsoft posted today.

The Job post basically summarizes that “As an SDE, you will be on the team building a groundbreaking interactive reading app on Windows, which incorporates books, magazines, and comics. In this position you will be expected to drive, design, and deliver the features that you work on. The ideal candidate will have strong technical skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative, cross-discipline team environment, and a passion for digital entertainment.”

Windows 8 already ships with a reading app, but it is limited to PDF, XPS and TIFF files, but this new app seems to be much more than that. This new e-reading app might be fetching digital content directly from Barnes and Noble, as Microsoft invested $300 million into Nook Media and has assisted them in international distribution.

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  • Jonah Emery

    Like a lot of Microsoft efforts, yet another “me too” attempt coming far to late.

  • jmnsnow

    Hopefully it will have the Nook design which is more accessible than Kindles. No one beats out Amazon on content, be it music or books, but they are lacking in their graphics.