In Response To Apple Restrictions, Kobo Releasing HTML5 App

After being forced to remove the bookstore from its iOS app, Kobo has begun working on a web-based HTML5 app to be released later this year.

“I would expect to have the HTML5 app complement the iPhone and iPad apps and provide some of the functionality that’s no longer available,” Dan Leibu, Kobo’s chief technology officer, told us. He did not specify when the app will be released.

In releasing an app that gets around Apple’s restrictions, Kobo is following in the footsteps of companies like the Financial Times, which launched its own HTML5 app last month. Expect ymore companies—perhaps Nook and Kindle, who also had to remove bookstores from their apps yesterday—to do the same.

Related

* Updated: Apple Forces Kindle, Nook, Kobo To Yank In-App BookstoresAfter being forced to remove the bookstore from its iOS app, Kobo has begun working on a web-based HTML5 app to be released later this year.

“I would expect to have the HTML5 app complement the iPhone and iPad apps and provide some of the functionality that’s no longer available,” Dan Leibu, Kobo’s chief technology officer, told us. He did not specify when the app will be released.

In releasing an app that gets around Apple’s restrictions, Kobo is following in the footsteps of companies like the Financial Times, which launched its own HTML5 app last month. Expect ymore companies—perhaps Nook and Kindle, who also had to remove bookstores from their apps yesterday—to do the same.

Related

* Updated: Apple Forces Kindle, Nook, Kobo To Yank In-App Bookstores

Original Link: http://feeds.paidcontent.org/~r/pcorg/~3/i2_h2yb5rtk/

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: