EPUB3 has been launched but all of its latest features are not supported by most of the readers currently present on the market. In fact, many of the latest features of EPUB3 are entirely not supported by the current readers. But with the launch of Helicon Book’s Gyan Reader, the company asserts that their latest device supports all the latest EPUB3 features for the first time in the ebook reader world.
Among the major companies, only Apple has embedded the support for most of the EPUB3 features. Kobo also announced its intention to fully support the EPUB3 features within this New Year.
Israeli ebook production house Helicon Books has launched the ebook reader running on Android and fully supporting all the EPUB3 features. Helicon Books is an ebook production house which specializes in EPUB3. The company also produces ebook marketing technology. The features of the new reader include:
The latest standard also embeds HTML5 and CSS3 for pages. These features also enable users to enjoy many design capabilities like round corner ability, CSS animation etc.
Helicon Books also claim that the reader supports many more advanced features than those listed above. It provides support for interactive 3D images which can be rotated to see the images from all directions.
The latest reader can be bought for US $498 from the Google Play Store. The company also announced that the reader will provide iOS support as well in the long run.