Amazon has revised their popular e-reading application for the Apple iPad to incorporate functionality for the new iPad 3. The redesigned app is optimized for the high resolution iPad display. Customers reading on the new iPad will find crisper fonts and a new library view where covers look brighter and crisper than ever.
Kindle Fire and Kindle Cloud Reader customers have proclaimed on how they like to switch between viewing their content that is stored locally and that which is stored in the cloud. With the new Kindle for iPad app, Amazon is bringing this same navigation to Kindle for iPad. At the top of the home screen, you will see an option to easily switch between “Device” and “Cloud.” This updated UI for Cloud and Local Storage is not just applicable to the iPad 3, but the iPad 1 and 2 as well.
One of the main drawbacks of the Kindle for iPad app, is that you cannot physically buy books through it anymore. Amazon removed the ability to buy anything due to Apples restrictions rolled out last year for in-app purchases. Fear not, you can access www.amazon.com/kindlestoreforipad which is a iPad friendly website to buy the content and it will automatically sync with your iOS device.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.