Readium Chrome Extension Now on Chrome Web Store

September 26, 2012

The Chrome extension of Readium Web was recently launched on the Chrome Web Store, and can be installed via (or via the install button on Other recently added features include an implementation of the Canonical Fragment Identifier (CFI) specification, rate and volume controls for Media Overlays, UI enhancements including the ability to drag-and-drop EPUB files into the Readium library, and support for the EPUB reading system JavaScript object. Other recent under-the-hood work includes faster zip unpacking and other performance improvements, internationalization framework with several localizations, cross-browser support elements, and many bug fixes.

As Readium Web converges towards 100% EPUB 3 conformance, some supporters would like to utilize Readium Web in production-level solutions. IDPF is presently working with Readium Web contributors to establish a longer-term Readium Web roadmap. We encourage additional supporters and contributors to get involved, see the Readium Dev Blog for more information.