Sneak preview of Kobo’s next iOS update!

Good news for readers who use Kobo’s iOS app. After my post last week where I criticized the most recent update for adding too many bells and whistles, Kobo got in touch to let me know that they’d heard similar complaints from others, and that they had an update in the works that would address some of the user interface issues. Well, here it is straight from Kobo’s test kitchen: a peek at what the forthcoming update will look like.

The big change is that the primary display area on the home screen will be dedicated to your books, instead of sample excerpts the Kobobot thinks you might enjoy.

All in all, I like it, and not simply because Kobo played a nice PR game by contacting me after reading my critique. It actually does resolve my biggest criticism by restoring some primary functionality. What do you think?

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