(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Amazon just released a new app for the company’s Kindle e-reader service. Based off of HTML5, the new app allows users to access e-books without actually having to download them through their web browser.
So far the app supports web browsing platforms including Google’s Chrome and Apple’s Safari (through desktop and iPad). Amazon is also working to make it available on other platforms like Firefox and Internet Explorer in the near future.
Commenting on the matter in a press release, Amazon Kindle Director Dorothy Nicholls stated, “We have written the application from the ground up in HTML5, so that customers can also access their content offline directly from their browser. The flexibility of HTML5 allows us to build one application that automatically adapts to the platform you’re using – from Chrome to iOS.
“To make it easy and seamless to discover new books, we’ve added an integrated, touch optimized store directly into Cloud Reader, allowing customers one click access to a vast selection of books,” she continued.
However, if you’re expecting to find the new app available in the Apple App Store, think again. According to various media reports, the new app isn’t featured there, sidestepping a 30% payout required to be featured on the popular Apple app retailer platform.
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