iPad launch sees new Wattpad app

Wattpad allows authors to self-publish their eBook titles

eBook publishing site Wattpad has launched an updated version of its iPad and iPhone application to coincide with the international release of Apple’s iPad.

A statement issued by the company on Friday notes that the new app allows users to vote and share comments on stories and socialise with other readers in the Wattpad community.

Other additional features include an optimised display for use on the iPad, new touch screen controls, enhanced library management and improved offline capabilities. Readers can also save all chapters of a story to their iPhones, iPods and iPads to read offline.

“iPhone is by far the most popular device for reading ebooks from Wattpad,” explains Wattpad co-founder CEO and Co-founder Allen Lau.

“As Wattpad has become the destination for readers to not only find stories but interact and post comments with other members, we wanted to provide better access to the broad social networking features available on Wattpad’s main site.”