Amazon today announced the availability of its Kindle Cloud Reader solution, a web app for accessing your purchased Kindle content and, perhaps as important, new eBooks via the Amazon Kindle eBook store.
You may recall that Amazon and other content providers had to recently change its app iPad/iOS in order to meet Apple's onerous requirement that the Cupertino consumer electronics giant gets a 30 percent cut of any revenues generated through such apps. This new web-based Kindle reader neatly bypasses that issue, and not coincidentally there is an iPad-specific version of the web app. There's also one for Google Chrome and the desktop version of Apple Safari, which works on Windows or the Mac. Here's a typical book displayed through this web app:
Amazon notes that Kindle Cloud Reader automatically synchronizes your Kindle library, as well as your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights for all of your Kindle books, as with all Kindle native apps. It also includes the following features:
Kindle Cloud Reader is available for Safari on iPad, Safari on desktop and Chrome starting today. You can find out more about this new Kindle app version on the Kindle Cloud Reader web site.