Kobo has updated their iOS and iPad application today to add further social functionality with version 4.5.
The new iteration of Kobo’s popular reading application allows you to do a multitude of new things. You can now see what books your friends have read and ask them for recommendations. Furthermore you can check out what books you have in common with your friends.
One of the main facets that makes Reading Life and the iPad app so unique is the addition of awards and achievements for reading books. With this latest update you can now compare awards with your friends. Another cool feature is that you can also share statistics with your pals as well. The ability to share awards and statistics makes it a more social experience then a solitary one.
With Reading Life, we continue to build features to enable more social interaction between Kobo readers and their social networks,” said Michael Serbinis, CEO, Kobo. “Our goal is to engage readers and inspire them to share the fun of reading, and our latest iOS app does just that – bringing additional ways to connect and enjoy reading with friends and family both near and far.”
Reading Life continues to set the bar in terms of a social reading experience. The one factor that permiates with reading in general is that it is a soltiary experience. Often you might find yourself reading something amusing or epic and you want to share it with your friends. The Kobo application allows you to Tweet and share via Facebook memorable quotes and passages. This latest update enhances many features that makes it a social experience.
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.