Today at the F8 Developer conference, Kobo announced new Facebook integration for Reading Life. The gist of the new service is that it will allow to engage in live chatting while they are reading books. It will also also allow people to feature their eReading activity on their Facebook profile. Through Facebook Platform, people can share the experience of the social reading app with their friends and discover new books through social networking, making their online experience more personal and relevant.
“Kobo will soon launch a revolutionary advancement in social eReading, and this news will change the nature of how and what we read,” said Dan Leibu, chief technology officer at Kobo. “Our extremely popular Kobo Reading Life app was the first social platform to deliver interaction to eReading. Kobo is committed to staying on the cutting-edge of social eReading to realize our mission of inspiring more people to read by allowing them to share thoughts, insights and experiences.”
All of the social features are based on the Reading Life, which gives you awards for reading books and incorporates a ton of social media elements. It tracks the time of day you read and will update things in your Facebook timeline. You can share on Twitter and Facebook aspects of your reading habits!
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.