Introducing Nimbi 0.1 (Version Gutenberg)
Over the last nine months I have been working on a side-project called Nimbi, a cloud-based ebook reader that aims to be an open alternative to the closed ecosystems available. Now we have finally launched our invite-only beta version to gather some feedback. Below a copy of what I posted on the Nimbi blog last week.
We are ecstatic to announce that Nimbi’s 0.1 version (which we call Version Gutenberg) has now been completed. This version is available as a private beta and is the first time we open up Nimbi to anyone outside our team. This is a very exciting step and our small group is pretty proud. If we were living in the same city there would even be champagne but instead we have to settle with a Skype high-five.
The 0.1 version of Nimbi offers the basic functionality of an ebook locker: you can upload an .epub file to your account and access it from anywhere through a web browser. You can also read your ebook from any iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad using Safari on iOS. Standard e-reader functions such as highlighting, commenting and remembering the last page you were reading are fully supported.
Version Gutenberg is the foundation of what Nimbi will continue to deliver in the future: a convenient and open way to store and access all your long-form text with a focus on usability.
We are giving out invite codes for Nimbi to a selected number of people – if you think you should join this group please contact us at hello [at] nim [dot] bi. We’re looking forward to reading the feedback!