Smartphones have pretty much taken up the role of everything in our lives. With the right app, you can turn your smartphone into a gaming console, into a music studio, into a TV and even into a book. But of course, the screens on the pieces of technology aren’t really as easy on your eyes as books are. Taking that into consideration, Google is introducing the Night Light for Google Play Books.
- Google Play Books is available for both Android and iOS
- For now at least, the Night Light app will only be available for Android and iOS
- There is a similar app available for iOS, and it’s called F.lux
Google has decided to provide an upgrade to their Google Play Books app, perfect for those who use the service during increasingly late hours.
The new feature, Night Light, promises a much better reading experience than other previously encountered similar features.
As soon as the new service becomes available Google Play Books users will be able to just activate the feature, and it will take care of the rest.
What the Night Light does is quite simple, but very good for your eyes and visual strain that usually comes from night time reading.
Instead of you reading the usual black text on a white background, the app takes into account the hour and gives your background an increasingly amber taint.
When the setting is activated, it gradually gets rid of the blue light emanating from your screen and hurting your eyes, and it slowly replaces it with amber light as the sun sets.
Night Light manages to adapt to the amount of sunlight present outside based on the time of day, and it offers the right color temperature and screen brightness as to strain your eyes as little as possible.
After becoming available via Google Play Books’ next update, the feature will have to be turned on once, and then it will require no further attention, allowing you to simply move on with your reading, while it does its job to protect your eyes.
There are a number of other similar apps that were made available to the public, only most are either defunct or have been purchased by larger companies.
This is the first feature of its kind that is available on multiple platforms, albeit via a specific app, as iOS users can always use Google Play Books instead of iBooks.
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