The 3 year old social reading startup Readmill finally ventured beyond the confines of iOS today. They launched their social reading app in Google Play, and promise that:
Readmill for Android sports the same clean, distraction-free reading experience as the app for iOS. It stores your entire library and syncs it across your devices. Readmill finally shows the true power of their platform by being the first independent player to release reading apps across the two dominating mobile operating systems.
Readmill initially launched in late 2011 with the goal of providing a new social reading experience where readers could share annotations and activities. They later expanded to include an ebookstore as well as support for DRM-ed ebooks bought elsewhere.
Readmill has also announced a number of technical and retail partnerships, including a close tie to the indie marketplace Gumroad. All in all, ReadMill has partnered with over 80 self-pub startups, ebookstores, publishers, and free ebook sites including Feedbooks, UnGlueIt, BiblioCrunch, BookRix, and more. And today Readmill is announcing a couple new partnerships with ePubli, a slef-pub service owned by Holtzbrinck, and the indie romance ebookstore, All Romance.
The Readmill app is also available for iPad and iPhone, and the platform also supports integration with more than a dozen other reading and book apps, including a couple apps designed to help you track your paper book reading habits.