Amazon updates Kindle app, adds support for newspapers and magazines with high resolution images [Updated: Nook and Google Books too]
Amazon has released an update to its Kindle app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update removes the Kindle Store button from the app to meet Apple’s terms and conditions. What is more interesting is that you can now read over 100 newspapers and magazines with high resolution color images.
- This update removes the Kindle Store button from the app.
- Read over 100 newspapers and magazines including The Economist and Reader’s Digest with high resolution color images. Visit the Kindle Store to subscribe to a newspaper or magazine and have each edition automatically delivered, or purchase individual issues.
- Customers who receive newspapers and magazines on Kindle can download recent editions to their iOS devices from Archived Items. Many newspapers and magazines are supported, and more are on the way.
- Share quotes and passages with your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter while reading.
Kindle is my app of choice for reading books, newspapers and magazines on my iPad. I find it a much better experience than iBooks and the Kindle Store has a lot more content too. It is a shame that the Kindle Store button had to go but Amazon would have had to give Apple 30% to offer content through in-app purchases!
[Free – iTunes link]
UPDATE: Nook and Google Books apps have also been updated to remove links to their external stores.