Oyster – Read Unlimited Books
By Studio SBV, Inc
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Get unlimited access to thousands of books, available anytime, anywhere.
With Oyster, members enjoy instant access to more than 100,000 titles including everything from international bestsellers and celebrated classics, to cult sci-fi and seminal biographies. Designed and developed for mobile reading, our editorial sets, related titles, and personalized recommendations get you into a book you’ll love in as few taps as possible.
Keep up with what your friends are reading and recommending, and cultivate your own library to share with the world. It’s people-powered book discovery.
Oyster’s superior design and typography make reading a pleasure on mobile. Our five custom typographic themes give our reader a unique look and feel.
◇ Features ◇
· Read endless books, with new titles added each week.
· Beautifully designed all-in-one reading experience.
· Highlight your favorite passages and add notes to jot down your thoughts.
· Share books and activity to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
· Follow friends and explore the libraries of cool and interesting people.
With Oyster, the world is yours for the reading.
Follow us on Twitter @Oyster or send us a note at email@example.com.
What's New in Version 1.3
This release is all about design, personalization, and community.
◇ Features ◇
· A brand new “Explore” tab to browse our library by genre and discover the perfect book.
· New Home design has more prominent and beautiful Spotlight features.
· Follow Facebook friends when you sign in for the first time.
· Remove books from your Recent Books list.
· Access your Reading List from Home.
· See which other Oyster users have read, rated, or saved a book when viewing its details.
· Refined visual design, color, and typography throughout.
Thanks for using Oyster! Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or @oyster with any issues, suggestions, or for a good book recommendation.
Great concept... Glad someone did it
An avid reader with well over 200 ebooks, Oyster is a MAJOR money saver! The reason only 3 stars:
- The 'scroll up' method do changing pages. Other ereaders have a right to left page change method and the scroll up tends to cause a lot of unnecessary highlighting. Perhaps change the page change feature or make highlighting an option that can be turned off settings.
- Page styles. I admit it, I'm spoiled by the Nook app and there's just note bought page style configuration in Oyster. At least add margin adjustments.
- Selection. This is probably financially dictated by the publishers but it is beyond frustrating to have books 1, 3 and 4 of a series but not Book 2. Or worse, books 2, 3, and 4, with no book 1. PLEASE make sure you add series in order!!!!
I hope to be able to upgrade my review in the future. :)
I've never been this excited about books
And I say this as someone who loves reading. The discovery and curation is top-notch, and I love poking around my friend's reading lists. And jeez, the design. I'm currently a devotee of the Nomad theme, but sometimes I play it classic with Standard.
It's one of the very few apps I use multiple times a day: during my commute, relaxing on my bed, and while grabbing a quick bite. Where I'd otherwise be blank-minded or distracted with cat videos, I'm actually doing something I love: reading. I've already gone through three books in the last two weeks. It's certainly the most mobile and beautifully designed option out there.
Great concept and almost perfect execution
It's great to see the flat monthly fee model that makes Netflix so popular come to books. And the app itself is beautiful to use and read with. My only quibble is with the annotations/highlighting feature. I find it's pretty sensitive and I'm constantly inadvertently highlighting something, then having to go back and delete it via the menu. It would be great to be able to just turn that feature off completely since it's not something I'm likely to use when reading for pleasure. But that's a minor knock on an otherwise great app. I can't wait to see this expand to other platforms and hopefully the content selection will continue to expand as well.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Feb 24, 2014
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 24.6 MB
- Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Seller: Studio SBV, Inc
- © 2013 Studio SBV, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.