There is a new kid on the block to take over being your “go to” device while commuting, it allows text to be displayed on the screen overlapping what is happening in front of you. So if you have ever been that person walking down the street nose in a book, you can now do it, while seeing THROUGH the book via its unique HUD.
MegaReader is an eBook app for iOS that lets you read DRM-free ePUB books you have downloaded from the internet or got from other websites such as Project Gutenburg. The one feature thats tremendously innovativ is the Heads Up Display option that lets you use a live feed from your iPhone camera as the background for any book.
Megaread does have a selection of eBooks itself to choose from but are only classics and other free ones you can download from the internet. They are claiming around 1.8 million books available, the app costs $1.99.
Curently this application works best on the iPhone obviously but does work on the iPad as well. No word yet if this application will allow you to sideload books in, anyone know?
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.