Kobo starts down HTML5 app path for iOS

Kobo has just announced that it is developing an HTML5-optimised app for iOS.

Kobo has just announced that it is developing an HTML5-optimised app for iOS.

Kobo already had a fully functioning app for iOS before, but it recently had to remove in-app access to its online store (like Google and the Wall Street Journal, among others) to fit in line with Apple's new app policies.

Thus, Kobo will be bypassing the traditional iOS app in favour of HTML5 for shopping within the mobile browser. A release date hasn't been announced yet, but the press release talked a little about how the app would fit with existing apps:

With the new HTML5 web app, Kobo remains committed to open solutions and extends e-reading capabilities to a platform that can be quickly enhanced and updated with the latest e-reading features and functionality. Kobo's HTML5 app will not replace the company's existing apps, but extend its read-across-any-device strategy to reach a broader set of users and add additional value for their current customer base.

Kobo already has other apps for Android, RIM and HP webOS.

Via ZDNet US

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