Kobo Books was quick to announce they would have an iPad application out right away, and now they’re sharing more details. Their app looks an awful lot like iBooks and Aldiko, using a virtual bookshelf to show off book covers, but it seems like there’s some UI customization available, which is a nice touch.
Amusingly, Kobo’s blog post showed they are as unclear as everyone else whether Apple will be approving these enhanced ebook programs:
But Will Apple Accept Us?
As you see in the video below, our iPad app is almost ready to go. We’re applying the finishing touches this week and have planned to submit Kobo for iPad before Apple’s March 27th deadline. Ultimately, we are in their hands.
Kobo is really stepping up their game, with apps on several platforms and competitive pricing. Don’t forget, this iPad app can read the same books as Kobo’s cheap $149 ebook reader they announced earlier in the week; between the app and the reader, that makes a nice device combo! While it seemed like this was an Amazon/Barnes and Noble race a few months ago, Kobo is quickly showing they are a force to be reckoned with!