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Supported ebook reading apps

Reading data can only be collected with certain reading apps. Not all reading apps are suitable.

Reading data is collected through a small piece of software that we call candy.js. It is embedded in the directly into the ebook (ePub3 file) that we make available to you.

You can use any of the apps listed on this page when reading an Advance Reading Copy (ARC) or any ebook supplied by Jellybooks as part of reader analytics experiment. Please note that the list of apps supported by Jellybooks is much narrower and different from the format or devices that publishers or retailers might support.

Reading Apps recommended by Jellybooks

The following apps have proven to be particularly reliable for reading as well as collecting reading data.

iBooks by Apple

Compatible devices: iPhone, iPad, Mac

download here (or download via your local iTunes app store)

Bookvia by Datalogics

Compatible devices: Android smartphones and tablets (Warning: select ePub3 version during installation!)

download here (or download via your local Google Play app store)

Bookshelf by VitalSource

Compatible devices: Kindle Fire, Windows PCs and laptops, Android smartphones and tablets

download here (or download via Kindle Fire app store for use on Kindle Fire)

Important Note: Please use the Safari browser when downloading ebooks on an iOS device such as iPhone, iPad or Mac. The use of Chrome for downloading any kind of ebook on iOS devices leads to major issues and lots of frustration and should be avoided at all cost!

Tip: You can download your ebook to multiple devices through the “My Books” section at www.jellybooks.com/my books. Unfortunately, you have download to each device separately. The books will not magically “sync” all by themselves.

Full Listing of all Compatible Reading Apps

Jellybooks has assessed that the ebook reading apps in the list below:

  1. support both ePub 3 and
  2. are compatible with candy.js

iBooks by Apple

Compatible devices: iPhone, iPad, Mac

download here (or download via your local iTunes app store)

Bookvia by Datalogics

Compatible devices: Android smartphones and tablets (Warning: select ePub3 version during installation!)

download here (or download via your local Google Play app store)

Important Notice: Please select the ePub 3 reader option when installing!

Bookshelf by VitalSource

Compatible devices: Kindle Fire, Windows PCs and laptops, Android smartphones and tablets

download here (or download via Kindle Fire app store for use on Kindle Fire)

Ebook Reader by ebooks.com

Compatible devices: Android smartphones and tablets

download here (or download via your local Google Play app store)

Warning: versions 4.1 and 5.0 are known to be very instable and should be avoided!

Bookari by Mantano

Premium version only (the lite version cannot handle ePub 3)

Compatible devices: Android smartphones and tablets

download here (or download via your local Google Play app store)

Azardi by Infogrid Pacific

Compatible devices: Android smartphones and tablets

download here (or download via your local Google Play app store)

Warning: some users have reported issues using this app

Cloudshelf Reader by Bluefire

compatible devices: iPhone, iPad, Mac

download here (or download via your local iTunes app store)

Warning: Bluefire Reader does not support ePub3, only Cloudshelf by Bluefire

Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) von Adobe

version 4.0 or higher only (not earlier versions!!)

compatible devices: PC (Windows only)

download here

Warning: Please make sure you have upgraded to version 4.0 or higher. This app has some known bugs. It is best to sync only at the end of a session and not at the end of each chapter.

Sending Reading Data

When using any of the apps above, the book will collect reading data and store it on your device. Once you press the purple “Sync Reading Stream” button, the entire database of reading data that has been collected and stored on your device for that specific ebook will be uploaded to Jellybooks. Data collected for other books will not be uploaded. Every sync action is unique to the book in which the sync button is clicked. However, this only happens if you are online. If you are offline, click the button the next time when you are online. Skipping a button does not lead to data loss, but clicking often is the best way to sync your data, if you are online. The data will not be deleted from your device after it has been uploaded.

If the data has been successfully sent, the purple “Sync Reading Stream” button will switch to a purple “Thank You” button. Depending on the device, app and operating system, you might see a web page saying that the data has been successfully sent, but in many cases it is only the button that will change. If you are using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE), the app may occasionally get stuck on the “data received” page. This is a bug of the ADE application (generally a very buggy reading application), and not a Jellybooks error. If this happens, just close the book and re-open it. A work-around, if this becomes annoying, is to send data only at the end of a reading session when using ADE.

Single-click process (on some devices)

Two-click process (on all other devices)

Unsupported apps

  • Kindle apps and Kindle including Kindle E-reader, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis, Kindle Voyager are not supported (reasons no ePub3 support, but this might change in 2017), but Kindle Fire tablets can be used in conjunction with the third party ebook reading app Bookshelf by Vitalsource, which is available through the Kindle app store (see above)
  • Nook apps and Nook E-readers are not compatible with Jellybooks (reason: no ePub3 support)
  • Kobo apps and Kobo E-readers are not compatible with Jellybooks (reason: buggy ePub3 implementation)
  • Overdrive Mediaconsole is not compatible with Jellybooks(reason: CSS override by the app)
  • Tolino apps and Tolino E-readers are compatible with Jellybooks (reason: no ePub3 support), but Tolino tablets can be used in conjunction with supported Android reading apps such as Bookvia (see above)
  • Aldiko app is not compatible with Jellybooks (reason: ePub 3 is not supported)
  • Google Play Books app is not compatible with Jellybooks (reason: Javascript is not supported)
  • Moon+ Reader app is not compatible with Jellybooks (reason: no ePub3 supported)

Any app that is not listed in the supported ebook reading app list has to be assumed to be unsupported. Contact us if you think there is an ePub3 reading app that we have overlooked or that we should test.