Book recommendation service Goodreads, which was acquired by Amazon last year, has finally refreshed its app for the iPhone and iPad with a new design.
Now, instead of opening onto a home screen with a number of sections to choose from, the app’s “Home” tab displays a list of recent updates from the friends users have on the service.
Speaking as a longtime Goodreads user, it’s a welcome change, especially because I primarily use the service to find interesting books my friends like that I might want to read.
Other pages in the app have received facelifts as well. Users can now update their progress through books on their currently reading shelf right from the “My books” section of the app. Many of the other sections that appeared on the old home page, including recommendations and events, have been moved into a “more” tab at the end of Goodreads’ bottom navigation bar.
Android users who are feeling left out don’t need to worry too much: the company said that a new version of its app for users of Google’s mobile OS will be coming out soon. iOS users can download the app for free from the App Store.