App of the Week: Oyster

oyster_iphone_app_iconTitle: Oyster

Price: Free (but requires $9.95/month subscription to use)

Platform: iOS

Last week, a new iOS app called Oyster launched in private, invitation-only beta. Oyster offers users unlimited access to the company’s 100,000 book library for a monthly subscription price of $9.95, prompting some to refer to it as “the first true Netflix-for-e-books app.” After a short wait, I was fortunate enough to get an invitation to try it out. I haven’t had the app for very long and I am sure it will change over the course of the beta period, but here are some initial thoughts on the app. Continue reading