Kobo Adds Twitter Integration To iOS eReading Apps

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Kobo, creators of the Kobo eReader, today announced new upgrades to its iOS eReading app, most significantly the extension of Reading Life to Twitter, and the ability to share quotes, passages, notes, book covers, and awards on Twitter. For those of you who don’t know, Reading Life is the social component of Kobo’s eReading service, allowing readers to track personal reading history, check-in with characters and places within books, and earn awards for reading.

Initially, Reading Life only offered Facebook integration, but the update coming to the eReading app will bring with it our other favorite social network, Twitter. Twitter integration isn’t the only enhancement coming to the app, though. Users will also be able to view friends’ awards by tapping the shared award on the Activity feed, and check out friends’ recommended books by tapping the shared book cover. The Kobo eReading apps will also feature the ability to chat with friends, and allow readers to organize their library by creating and customizing shelves to categorize books, newspapers, magazines, and documents in whatever way they’d like.

The Kobo eReading app is available as a free download for the iPhone, iPod touch, and the iPad from the Apple App Store, and current users can download the update straight to their device right now.