The Kobo app for iOS has just received a huge update for those of you that read digital comics. There is a new comic viewer that allows you to read horizontally or vertically, navigate by page or in a gridview, and open your comics before they’re fully downloaded. There is a new animated page turn engine that allows you to peak what is on the next page.
The Kobo app does not have many advanced features such as Guided View, which allows you to zoom in on each frame and when you turn the page, the next frame fills your screen. This sort of tech is primarily in the Kindle app for iOS.
Kobo does not have a massive selection of comics, most of their content is submitted to them from their Writing Life self-publishing platform. They don’t have any comics from DC, Image or Marvel, so I find it odd that Kobo is adding comic book support when their catalog is abysmal.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.