Amazon have one, Kobo have one, even Barnes and Noble have one. Until this week though, Sony didn’t have one. I’m talking iOS reading apps of course, and Sony has corrected this strange omission with the launch of their own iPhone and iPad app. It joins their existing Android, PC, and Mac reading apps.
The software makes it possible to read books purchased from Sony’s Reader Store on any iOS device, no dedicated Sony Reader required. It’s release fills a gap on iOS, as it means all the major ebookstores are now availble in app form. iPads really are becoming the ultimate ebook readers.
The free app (available from the App Store) looks a lot like every other reading app out there, opening with a switchable grid / list view of downloaded books.
The reader itself offers all the usual features we would expect, including adjustable font sizes, bookmarking, night reading mode, and the ability to organise books into collections.
Right now the app, like B&N’s Nook app, is only available in the US. No word from Sony on any possible international release date.