Readability HTML5 Mobile Web App Re-launches, Eschews Apple App Store

After having their recent iOS app pulled from the App Store by Apple, Readability has now turned to Open Web technologies and re-launched an HTML5-powered Web app to experience on most popular tablets and smart phones.To install, simply visit readability.com and add the app to your home screen on a mobile device. The new Readability […]

After having their recent iOS app pulled from the App Store by Apple, Readability has now turned to Open Web technologies and re-launched an HTML5-powered Web app to experience on most popular tablets and smart phones.

To install, simply visit readability.com and add the app to your home screen on a mobile device. The new Readability Web app has offline support (presumably through HTML5's localStorage), and you can easily share what you're reading via Facebook, Twitter or email. Because it's a Web app, every article that you read has a unique URL that you can easily share -- cool.

Readability mobile app

  • Drop a link and read comfortably…instantly. Anyone can visit readability.com on a smart phone or tablet and paste URL and within seconds, you're presented with a clean comfortable reading view.
  • Responsive display of the reading experience. Whether you're on an iPhone, Android, Barnes & Noble Nook or an iPad, Readability senses the dimensions of the device you're on and morphs the display accordingly.
  • Full offline support. All your articles are synced down to your phone for reading without Internet access. When you're off the grid, keep using Readability as usual and all of your actions -- starring, archiving -- sync up automatically once you're back online.
  • Customize and share. Tweak your display settings for each mobile device or tablet you use. Share any article you're reading via Twitter, Facebook or email.

For desktop user, there's a Readability browser add-on that does much the same thing.

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