Barnes & Noble Nook App Launches For Windows 8

 

  • 3 million periodicals
  • Paper-like user interface
  • Windows 8's signature live tiles

Barnes & Noble has launched a Nook app for Windows 8 PCs and tablets, marking the first product under Nook Media, the joint venture between Microsoft and Barnes & Noble.

 

  • 3 million periodicals
  • Paper-like user interface
  • Windows 8's signature live tiles

Barnes & Noble has launched a Nook app for Windows 8 PCs and tablets, marking the first product under Nook Media, the joint venture between Microsoft and Barnes & Noble.

Microsoft has invested US$300 million into its Barnes & Noble partnership as it works to drive up the Windows 8 platform and the Surface tablet.

"Our intent was to create a great digital reading and content buying experience for millions of users on Windows 8," says Nook Media LLC President of Digital Products Jamie Iannone.

The free reading and storefront app offers over 3 million books, magazines, newspapers and comic books, including new weekly digital comics from DC Comics.

The app has a paper-like user interface and helpful Nook channels and syncing across the Nook platform.

Also, Barnes & Noble made use of Windows 8's signature live tiles, displaying real-time updates right on the Start screen, so readers' current book pages can be seen to help them get right back into what they were reading last.

The unique interface can also alert readers of the arrival of new magazine issues and just-arrived pre-ordered books.

The Windows 8 app is available for free in Microsoft's online store.

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