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Using Applause as an e-book app rating system
Posted By Juli Monroe On January 31, 2013 @ 12:50 pm In e-readers,ebook | 3 Comments
I recently wrote an article for GadgeTell  about a new site, Applause, that ranks iOS and Android apps . I thought it would be fun to run various e-book reading apps through the site, and see how they rated. Here’s the list, organized from high to low:
• FBReader: 84 
• Moon+ Reader Pro: 81
• Moon+ Reader: 74
• Stanza: 69
• Nook for Android: 64
• Kobo for iOS: 63
• Nook for iOS: 57
• EBook Reader for iOS: 57
• Aldiko: 56
• Aldiko Pro: 54
• iBooks: 46
• Kindle for iOS: 43
• Ebook Reader for Android: 42
• Kindle for Android: 41
Well, they agreed with my assessment of Kindle for iOS vs. Kindle for Android. I don’t agree with their rating of FBReader. I tried it and found it cumbersome and slow to load. That was over a year ago, so I guess I should give them another go.
Too bad Stanza only received a 69. I know lots of people consider it the ultimate e-reading app.
Which goes to show that automated systems don’t always match user experience. What about you? Agree (or disagree) with any of these ratings?
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 GadgeTell: http://www.technologytell.com/gadgets/
 Applause, that ranks iOS and Android apps: http://www.technologytell.com/gadgets/112039/applause-aims-to-rank-app-quality/
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