Lea Reader, a new android application based on the Readium SDK, is now available on the Google Play Store. It is developed by Adilibre, the digital subsidiary of Albin Michel, the well-known French publisher. An equivalent iOS application is also under development.
NordSoft has developed the core of the app, an easy-to-use android SDK based on the Readium SDK. NordSoft is the software branch of Nord Compo, a French leading service provider of pre-press, digital production and design services for book publishers and member of EDRLab.
The app gives access to reflow and fixed layout EPUB 3 publications. It offers advanced functionalities, like the management of personal book collections, bookmarks, annotations, full-text search.
This is an evolving app: many new options should be available in the coming months, like an interface to Dropbox, Google Drive et iCloud for importing ebooks, the management of a personal bookshelf in the Cloud and the management of updates of all ebooks distributed via the Adilibre platform