Amazon’s “up yours” to Apple

This is interesting: a cloud-based version of the Kindle app.  I’ve had a quick play with it and it works really well – it’s very fast and good-looking. The help pages say “Kindle Cloud Reader is compatible with PC Windows, or Mac, or Linux computers using the Google Chrome or Safari web browsers, on Linux computers using Google Chrome, and on an iPad using the Safari web browser.”

That’s one way around Apple’s ban on in-app purchases.

5 thoughts on “Amazon’s “up yours” to Apple

  1. rutty says:

    I like the idea of this very much. There’s little practical different between using an iOS app and a well-written web app like this.

    Where Amazon go, others will follow. Apple will have to reconsider I think :)

  2. Gary says:

    I’ve had a go on my first-gen iPad and it’s not bad at all. Hardly a flying machine, but it’s only text so that doesn’t really matter.

  3. Mupwangle says:

    Runs fine on iPad 2. Obviously if you’re flicking through rather than reading then you’re fighting the cache, but it changes pages quick enough.

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