Thursday, June 14, 2012

Amazon updates its iOS Kindle reading app

Like Kobo before it, Amazon has issued an update to its iOS reading app. The Kindle app, with an equally ridiculous app name, was updated to bring allow for the reading of eBooks more enhanced that the usual text only products.

By the way, that dreadful app name, in full, is Kindle – Read Books, Magazines & More – Over 1 Million eBooks & Newspapers. Any longer and it would have to be broken up into paragraphs.

The app description breaks out the improvements made of the app into separate device categories:

iPad users:
- Read children’s books, comic books, and graphic novels with beautiful layout and full color. Over 1000 children’s titles are available including Brown Bear and Curious George and comics such as Batman and Superman.
- Improved reading experience on iPad: Smaller margins and a cleaner look help you focus on the author's words.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch:
- Search: Quickly locate your content by searching for a title or author.
- Google and Wikipedia: This update fixes an issue that prevented lookup of words on Google and Wikipedia.