Read books on your phone – Wattpad.com

I play games on my phone when I am bored or if I am travelling or if I am killing time between aisles while my wife is shopping! But, the little keys in the little keypad aren’t kind to my digits. I can feel its impact on my poor fingers for hours later and most of those cell phone games are mindless anyways! But, I don’t have to anymore!
Wattpad - Read books on your mobile!
I just came across Wattpad.com on Lifehacker! They provide an app to read books on your cell phone. Well, here are the quick facts!

  • It’s FREE.
  • Install the jar file on your phone either through your phone’s browser or you can transfer to your phone from your pc. I prefer the pc transfer as I don’t have the data plan on my phone.
  • Now, download the jar files from Wattpad and install them on phone.
  • Open the application and voila! you have a book to read!!
  • If you have a data plan on your phone, you could get books easily through your phone browser.
  • Or you could send an sms/email to your phone with a link to download the book from Wattpad.com.
  • How about the books collection? It is a community-built library of whatever you can think of.. novels, jokes, essays, poems, etc. If you have some, you can upload it too..
  • At present I am reading my favorite, Godfather by Mario Puzo and I like the way it scrolls at a reading speed.
  • Wattpad.com offers an intuitive web 2.0 styled interface and I like the tag cloud to look for books.
  • I don’t think this is going to alter my book reading habits, but it will be a nice way to kill time if you are stuck at some place with nothing but your cell phone.

I am yet to look closely at the selection the community has to offer. But, I see a few titles i like to start using it right away.

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5 Responses to “Read books on your phone – Wattpad.com”

  1. avagee December 15, 2007 at 12:01 pm #

    http://www.booksinmyphone.com offers a similar service. They have a range of public domain and creative commons works.

  2. K December 16, 2007 at 3:34 am #

    Avagee, I am heading over there right now. Thanks for the heads up. :grin:

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