The popular eBook reading application Readmill has today announced that it has been acquired by Dropbox, and after a fair share of success for both its iOS and Android application, it has announced that it will be shutting down all of its operations, and will no longer be available after July 1st.
New users to the service will no longer have the option to create a new account, however those who have already registered can export their reading data in various formats, allowing them to move to another alternative service.
As of today, it is no longer possible to create a new account, and on July 1, 2014, the Readmill app will no longer be available. For the next three months, our first priority is to help you transition to other services and get back to reading. All of your books and reading data are available for export in multiple formats.
Our team will be joining Dropbox, where our expertise in reading, collaboration and syncing across devices finds a fitting home. Millions of people use Dropbox to store and share their digital lives, and we believe it’s a strong foundation on which to build the future of reading. We’re delighted to work alongside this talented team and imagine new ways to read together.
There’s no information on how Dropbox will be using this acquisition exactly, however we do know that it will not mean they will be launching its own reading app, writing the following in their FAQ: “No. But since reading on screens of all sizes is essential to work and life for so many, we’ll be approaching similar challenges in new ways at Dropbox.”
So it’s likely that they will simply use this acquisition to provide a better way of reading content within the actual Dropbox app.
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