An update for Windows Phone 7 Freda has just been released. New in this update (v 2.4):
- Book sources are shown as hub tiles
- Book display uses high performance XNA graphics
- Books can be pinned to the start screen
- Paging behaviour for book sources is customisable
- Numerous additional features and fixes for formatting, performance and stability issues.
- Reads ePub (DRM-free), HTML and TXT format books
- Customisable controls, fonts and colours
- Bookmarks and annotations
- Integrates with on-line catalogs - Feedbooks, Smashwords, Gutenberg ...
- Connects to your DropBox account for downloading book files
- Links to your Calibre book library
- Can download books from any website (including the SkyDrive web interface) using an in-application browser
- Share comments, likes and dislikes using twitter, facebook or email
I'd like to offer a big vote of thanks to all the Freda beta-testing team; thanks to your feedback and suggestions, this is the best Freda version yet. There are still some slots available for additional beta-testers, so anyone interested in joining the beta-test team and helping with future updates, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The next update, 2.5, is expected in early 2012, and will include full integration with SkyDrive, and a new 'download manager' system, so you can leave books to download 'in the background' while you do something else.