Currently, you need to request an iPhone invite to check out the service. TechCrunch, Wired and Gigaom have all reviewed the app. The company name comes from Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor (read it for free):
Our name reflects more than just a love of bivalves, although we’ll never turn down a dozen Bluepoints. Actually, Oyster takes inspiration from the famous literary line, “the world’s mine oyster.” All the pleasures of reading are yours for the taking, no matter where you go. The only thing missing is the dark ‘n’ stormies.