Stanza Ebook App No Longer Available on iTunes

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Apparently, Stanza for iPhone/iPod Touch, the best ebook reading software I've ever used, is no longer available. Suspicions point to Amazon (whose Kindle app for the iPhone/iPod Touch is the WORST ebook reading software I've ever used), who bought Lexcycle, maker of Stanza, some time ago, killing the program to make less competition for its Kindle app, especially with the forthcoming rollout of the iPad. Note, no official notice killing the app, nothing on the Lexcycle or Amazon websites. Just the app surreptitiously gone from the store.

I am not happy at all. Screw you, Amazon.

EDIT: App appears to be back now, so false alarm. Sorry. Still the news that there's no plans to make a version of Stanza specifically geared to the iPad is worrisome.

Comments

Looks like this was temporary

Looks like this was temporary and is being blamed on a glitch at apple. http://www.lexcycle.com/node/2074

I imagine apple probably just wanted to pull the app to gauge reaction and see if they can get away with squashing THEIR competitors as they move into a new space. I believe this because I generally believe the folks at apple to be the worst people on the planet, even if they do make some pretty lovely products. ;-)

I just tried (on 17th july

I just tried (on 17th july 2013) and it appears in the store but says "This app is no longer available" when i try to download it. :/

Yeah, Amazon did finally kill

Yeah, Amazon did finally kill it. These days for ePubs I use the Kobo app which is pretty good.