ComiXology has taken another step in its global expansion today with the debut of their latest Android and Kindle Fire app upgrades, enabling fans across the globe to navigate the comiXology mobile platform in French. French language navigation is now present on comiXology’s Android, Kindle Fire and iOS apps, with all these mobile apps now supporting Euro currency purchasing.
ComiXology has over 500 French language titles available in comiXology’s cinematic panel-by-panel Guided View digital reading technology. The debut of these titles marks the first time French bandes dessinée (BD) content has been available in comiXology’s immersive Guided View reading technology, offering fans a unique reading experience that redefines how comics are read on digital devices. Guided View reading technology is only available on comiXology’s cloud-based platform.
“We’re excited to offer French consumers the ability to experience our growing library of French BD content in our Guided View reading technology,” said co-founder and CEO of comiXology, David Steinberger. “Our vision is to bring comics to everyone, everywhere and this rollout makes that vision one step closer to reality. We’re pleased to have our Android, Kindle Fire and iOS apps all with French language navigation and with Euro prices too.”
According to Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, the global market research company that tracks sales of handsets in key markets in rolling 12 week cycles, on average Android accounted for 64% of handset sales in France for the first quarter of 2013. And Android currently has 51% of the current smartphone base in France.
With over 40,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s availability across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web makes it the best digital platform for newly interested, current and lapsed comic and graphic novel fans worldwide. Offering local European language content and localized storefronts builds upon comiXology’s existing international business.
ComiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes top 10 grossing iPad apps in both 2011 and 2012. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City. For more information visit www.comixology.com.