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'Boundless' Launches for iOS, Offers Free Alternatives to Assigned Textbooks

Boston-based company Boundless Learning has launched an app for iOS devices that enables users to look for alternative electronic versions of curriculum assigned textbooks. The app includes features such as offline browsing and cross-platform integration with desktop computers, as well as other features such as in line search and in app purchases that offer interactive study material to accompany content within the app.

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Boundless is better than your assigned textbook. Use Boundless as an alternative to those expensive, heavy books you’re assigned to get all the info you need for class. Before you go to the bookstore, check Boundless to see if we’ve got an online version of your textbook that will save you money, help you study better, and let you use your mobile devices to learn more.
Currently, Boundless offers books and study materials for over 20 different subjects, with the company stating that more will be added in the future. Boundless originally began as a startup and gained attention for raising $8 million in Series A funding. However, the company was also sued for alleged copyright infringement by other textbook publishers such as Pearson Education and Worth Publishing Group.

Boundless can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 14 months ago
I really hope this project gains traction. I would love to watch the greedy textbook industry/monopoly collapse within my lifetime.

Spending $300+ or more on a textbook you only use for a few weeks is robbery. Textbook renting is digging into these company's profits but I hope Boundless (or a similar effort) puts the final nail in the coffin.
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