Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Issuu goes Android! iPhone coming soon!

Just got notice that Issuu, the online publication tool for pdf, has gone mobile! According to their release...
Introducing Issuu Mobile for Android phones. You can now access your favorite magazines, newspapers, catalogs and more everywhere you go. Enjoy the best mobile reading experience and share it with your friends. Choose from over 1 million free publications from Bauer Media, Penguin Books, Random House and more including the web's best indie publishers. Or publish your very own today!

Scratch for easy reading

With our groundbreaking EasyRead technology you can finally enjoy reading, yes reading, the text of magazines, newspapers, books and more on any small screen device.

It's social too

All the popular features of Issuu have gone mobile: get notified of the latest editions, subscribe to your favorite publishers, see what your friends are reading, keep up with your groups, synchronize with My Library, and much much more.

Without even lifting a finger, the books and 'zines published by L'Stok Press will now be available as true eBooks that you can read on the go! Issuu is also promising that they will soon be available on the iPhone, and by extension the iTouch.

This is going to make the dividing line between eBook reader and the new large, clear screen phones much more fuzzy! Competition? I don't think so. It will boil down to how much reading you intend doing on the device - the ePaper screens of the dedicated readers win hands down for clarity and legibility. However for convenience, the ability to snatch a few pages of the book you are reading on one of the new smartphones between phone calls, music and emails, would be magic!

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