Ebooks: Oyster’s “All You Can Read” (Netflix-Like) Service Now Available For iPad & Invite No Longer Required to Register
Oyster is now available for iPhone and iPad.
This service formally launched in early September and it (and similar services) are a must for the library community to monitor, understand (as best as possible), and prepare for moving forward. These types of services are something we’ve been writing about for well over one year. Our post from September 5th offers links to most of our comments.
Now, to today’s news from Oyster.
From the Oyster Blog:
Today, we’re excited to introduce Oyster for iPad. As part of the update, we’re also making Oyster fully open to the public— no invitation required. New readers can now start reading with a free month.
With our new iPad app, we haven’t just scaled up the iPhone version (that would just look silly).
Read the Complete Blog Post, Take a Tour of the iPad App
See Also: Ebook subscription startup Oyster expands to iPad and opens to all; some stats from Scribd (via GigaOm)
See Also: What is Oyster? What Might It Mean for Library Community? (September 5, 2013)
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.