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Readability, Meet Android

The response to Readability for iOS blew us away. It was a long time coming, but we couldn’t have asked for a better reception. We’ve got some great improvements coming so if you own an iPhone or iPad, by all means go get it.

Readability at its core is a service and platform. Our goal is to make reading great on any platform, device or app, including our own. In that same spirit we’re thrilled to announce that Readability for Android devices will be available on Monday, March 12.

We went to great lengths to bring the same polished, content-centric experience in iOS to Android devices. It sports the same beautiful typography by Hoefler & Frere-Jones and even scales up nicely to handle larger Android devices like the Kindle Fire.

We’re convinced that Readability for Android will stand tall among Android apps. It’s a level of polish rarely seen on the platform and we can’t wait to get it into your hands on Monday.

Rich Ziade is a founding partner and CEO of Readability. You can reach Rich at or follow him on Twitter.

16 Responses »

  1. Thank you!

  2. Now that you have an Android app, you could consider repackaging it and submitting to AppWorld for the BlackBerry Playbook. I haven’t been through the process, but from what I’ve read it is fairly simple.

  3. Having just discovered Readability on iOS I am so glad to hear that it will be available on Android devices in five days. Thank you very much!

  4. looks nice and simple, much needed in the android world. thanks guys!

  5. Awesome! Will it paginate?

  6. Can’t wait to download and try it out. Way to go brothers!

  7. @Grant: That is indeed what I would like to suggest too. Extend Readability to Playbook.

  8. Why would you make this an Amazon app store exclusive? I guess I won’t be downloading it. Good luck to you guys.

  9. Looks great. I was excited it came out. It would be nice if we could share a URL to Readability via the built in Android Intent (Share to). Other than that, I can’t wait to use it more often.

  10. Good call! That’s at the top of our list for an update.

  11. Ability to scroll pages via volume keys would also be much appreciated. Finger swipes aren’t as precise for page scrolling.

  12. Oh yes, why isn’t the column width function available for phones as well?

  13. Stole my effin name!

  14. If you have any support requests, start with —for feature suggestions this is a good place to comment, but we’d also love to see you post specific ideas and requests at —thanks so much.

  15. Thank you so much for your beautiful idea.Readability is essential on mobile service,which is support us read data easily and it is helpful us for our future use.