MacNN | Oyster comes to iPad, drops invite-only restrictions
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
Oyster comes to iPad, drops invite-only restrictions
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 12:56pm

E-book subscription service Oyster has introduced a promised iPad interface for its iOS app. When the service launched last month, its mobile app was initially restricted to the iPhone and iPod touch. The iPad interface not only includes more space for images and text, but a landscape mode unavailable to iPhone/iPod owners. Libraries and activity sync between devices.



The app as a whole has been improved with a new, darker look that also places more space between elements. Recently-added books and more recommendations have nevertheless been added to the Home screen, and each genre has been given its own Recommend for You section. When searching in the app, instant results are now displayed while typing. The most significant change however may be the elimination of the invitation cap, allowing anyone to sign up. New users can try the service free for 30 days. After that, the standard $10 monthly fee kicks in.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • Google debuts Inbox as tool for managing email with automated bundling - 7:35 PM EST
  • Rare Apple I computer sold at auction for $905,000 - 6:42 PM EST
  • FCC freezes clock on merger reviews of Comcast/TWC, AT&T/DirecTV - 5:33 PM EST
  • OS X Yosemite nudges Chrome, Firefox users into trying Safari - 5:08 PM EST
  • iPad Air 2, Mini 3 now available for Personal Pickup at Apple Stores - 4:14 PM EST
  • FBI director asks Congress to update law to circumvent encryption - 3:50 PM EST
  • Avast 2015 adds Home Network Security, SecureDNS - 3:20 PM EST
  • Apple Pay bugs cause problems with card images, overcharging - 2:39 PM EST
  • Hands On: RapidWeaver 6 (OS X) - 2:18 PM EST
  • Unity Technologies names ex-EA exec John Riccitiello as CEO - 2:04 PM EST
  • Ricoh unveils three laser printers with 23 page-per-minute output - 1:49 PM EST
  • Early reviews call Air 2, Mini 3 best iPads ever, but just iterative - 12:56 PM EST
  • Pangu team debuts early, developer-only iOS 8.1 jailbreak - 11:07 AM EST
  • Briefly: Sky+ mobile app update, UberXL launches in United Kingdom - 10:55 AM EST
  • Apple CEO meets with Chinese official to discuss iCloud hijacks - 9:51 AM EST
  • Google Play Music updates Listen Now page, adds Songza playlists - 6:49 AM EST
  • Apple SEC filing reveals executive RSU bonuses, lobbying costs - 12:13 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Giveaway: Rapoo 3920P wireless laser mouse - 4:42 PM EST
  • Barnes & Noble unveils Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 - 4:14 PM EST
  • Moto 360 software update ships, wireless charging dock on Google Play - 8:33 AM EST
  • AR start-up Magic Leap secures $542M investment from Google, others - 7:32 AM EST
  • Yahoo beats projections, previous year with $1.15B in revenue - 8:17 PM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.