Kobo has been fleshing out its social platform for readers by adding new “Reading Life” features to its iOS and Android apps. Today the company rolled out an updated iPhone app which lets you see which books your friends have read and ask for recommendations. It also lets you compare stats with your friends to see how many books they’ve read or how quickly they’re reading.

Other changes in Kobo 4.5 include:

  • Improved support for footnotes
  • Switch library shelves by swiping one finger to the left
  • Open or close the library edit menu by swiping two fingers left or right
  • See which awards your friends have unlocked

Kobo 4.5 is available as a [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id301259483?mt=8&uo=4″ title=”Kobo” text=”free download from the App Store”].

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...