The long-awaited Readability app for iOS made its debut last week, bringing an official front-end to its time-shifting and text-reformatting service to mobile platforms. Now it has expanded by launching its app on the Android platform as well.
The app isn’t available on the Google Play Market (is this what we’re calling it now?) inside the US, its launching as an Amazon Appstore exclusive. The move is an interesting one, and likely aimed at taking advantage of the Kindle Fire’s ‘reading centric’ audience. If you’re outside of the US, you can get it on the Google Play market though.
Due to the anemic set of design tools available to Android developers, a lot of the look of the app feels a bit thinner and less appealing than the iOS version at first glance. But the app looks very similar in functionality to the one we reviewed last week, so you can read that here if you’re interested in its capabilities.
Overall, we found the Readability app to be a decent first-run experience on iOS, but less feature-rich than Instapaper or Read it Later, and in need of some tweaking. If you don’t care to use the Amazon Appstore, or you’re outside the US, you can get it on the Google Play market now.
➤ Readability for Android (Amazon Appstore)
➤ Readability for Android (Google Play)