“Much has been made about Apple’s recent changes to the iOS terms. At first, everyone was sure that many big players, would be forced to pull their apps, such as Amazon’s popular Kindle app,” MG Siegler reports for TechCrunch. “But then Apple relaxed the rules a bit, and simply said that Amazon and others couldn’t link to their own stores from their iOS apps. Amazon complied. But at the same time, they were also working on an alternative.”
“While Amazon hasn’t said anything about it yet, Kindle Cloud Reader is already live,” Siegler reports. “It’s a web-based version of their Kindle eBook reader app. It allows you to read your books from the cloud or to download your books for offline reading thanks to the magic of HTML 5 (or a Chrome browser extension). It looks and works great.”
“Amazon says that the app officially supports Chrome and Safari. This means it works on PCs, Macs, Linux, and even Chromebooks. This also means that it works on the iPad,” Siegler reports. “In fact, Amazon plays that up on their site. Bullet point three on the Kindle Cloud Reader page reads: ‘Optimized for iPad: shop the integrated Kindle Store for Tablets.'”
“Again, that’s something you cannot do within the iOS apps due to the new terms,” Siegler reports. “However, while the iPad is supported, the iPhone currently is not. Amazon recommends you check out their free Kindle reader native app in order to read on the iPhone. Something tells me that a browser version for the iPhone is in the works as well.”
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