This week the folks at Facebook released a firestorm of updates for their social networking environment including enhancements to both the user interface on their webpage and to their apps. As part of the apps expansion, the eReading specialists at Kobo have announced to their 4.9 million users worldwide that they'll be working with Facebook in the near future to provide both integration and ease with and for Facebook, particularly through their Kobo Reading Life app.
For those of you not in the know, you can download or load Kobo's Reading Life app by heading over to http://www.kobobooks.com/readinglife and checking in for iPad, iPhone, Android, and the Kobo eReader itself. This app was social eReading at its finest well before they found out that Facebook would be giving them a boost, and the platform is only going to be made better with the teamwork they'll be jamming out next.
As Kobo's chief technology officer Dan Leibu notes:
“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.”
If there's one thing that holds the major majority of the world back from reading books, it's certainly the inability to share their thoughts with people across the internet, right? That said, you will be able to share your favorite books and passages, notes, and thoughts with followers. In addition to the mobile platforms listed above, Kobo works on desktop computers of all kinds as well, making this platform hooked up with Facebook a certain force to be reckoned with.