Originally Posted by Danger
Actually the device, at least the KT, is first rate. . . . It's the firmware and whoever designs the interface that is 3rd rate. Personally I think the 1.9.17 firmware home screen is the best by far. It's a shame really the Kobo has s-o-o-o much potential, they really need a top notch UI designer. The UI should be intuitive, not the way it is now.
If this is really true, and Kobo is the most popular e-reader company in Canada, then why has no one developed custom firmware for their hardware? We have excellent CF on the pre-Android Sony readers. Is there a reason no one's developing CF for Kobo?
Picture a scenario in which we asked some coding MR veteran to try their hand. Imagine setting up a proposal on Kickstart to motivate them. With any luck, the custom firmware that might develop would attract other programmers as well, and prove so much better than stock that the Kobo rep who posts here would end up hiring the people who wrote and perfected it.
A pipe dream, perhaps, but no worse than the pipe itself.