If you have an Apple iPad or iPhone you might have noticed that all your favorite e-reading apps were not updated for two weeks due to the Christmas holidays and New Years. Everyone in the app development scene is back to work and the Barnes and Noble Nook and Kobo apps have received some big updates.
Barnes & Noble updates its iOS NOOK app. This is the first update for the app since October and adds some new features including support for 3D Touch:
What’s New in Version 4.5.1
- 3D Touch support for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Access Quick Start shortcuts for Search, My Shelves, B&N Readouts, and Current Read from the Home Screen app icon!
- iPad Pro compatibility and support for Apple Pencil
- Performance improvements
- Bug fixes
Kobo has issued another update for Kobo Reading App, bringing the app up to version 7.10.2.
- We’re happy to announce Page Curl is back!
- Also back by popular demand is our old Author sorting feature.You can still group by Author in your Library, too.
- Native sign-in for Facebook is now supported.
- We’ve solved some spacing problems that were appearing on iPad Pro for some users.
- We’ve also fixed an issue where text size was too small for imported EPUB files.
- That problem where some items would get deleted if your device ran out of space? Solved!
- Various stability and reading experience bug fixes.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve 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. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.