Kobo iOS App Updated

Kobo has released new version of its reading app for the iPad and iPhone.

With the new update you’ll be able to tweet excerpts and awards, follow the awards received by your friends, and buy eBooks recommended by your social circle. You can also tap and hold on images inside of books to zoom to full screen.

The update also adds several improvements to your library. You can now organize your books, newspapers, magazines into custom bookshelves and customize the the navigation bar on the iPhone and Touch.

Curiously enough, the app still sells eBooks in the exact same way as before. Are they planning to play a game of chicken with Apple? I’m told that Kobo believes it has an exception to Apple’s rule because it is a Canadian company (and governed by Canadian law), but Apple is a US company, so it isn’t.