Kindle for iOS Updated With iPad Pro, Digital Magazine Support

rsz_14531447338_08f49d0323_oAmazon today updated its iOS reading app, Kindle, adding support for the iPad Pro and for interactive magazines for first time. This isn’t some new giant step towards interactive magazines for Kindle generally, that has existed for a while now, but this adds this for the iPad.

Digital publishing platforms for magazines such as the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and Mag+ have long supported Kindle magazines, but the app for the iPad did not.

The update is a bit of an admission that with the demise of the Newsstand, and Apple’s continue lack of support for publishers within the new Magazines & Newspapers category (where the subcategories are even more broken in 2016 than they were in 2015), many magazine readers may shift from buying their periodicals from Apple and more to the other digital newsstands.

TimeMag-Kindle-coverWith the past few months Next Issue Media updated their newsstand app, renaming it Texture, and Magzter did the same just last month. With this move Amazon may be able to legitimately argue that magazine publishers would be better off thinking Amazon first, then Apple second or third (depending what Google does in the future to boost the fortunes of digital magazine publishers).

Here is the update information for the iOS Kindle app:

What’s New in Version 4.17
Interactive Magazines for iPad
Interactive magazines on iPad support rich content controls such as slideshows, audio and videos for select US titles.iPad Pro Support
Support for native scale resolution on iPad Pro.Flashcards, notebook export, and improved notebook filtering available on more textbooks
Flashcards, Notebook Export to email, and richer notebook filtering (including chapter-based filtering) have been expanded to nearly all textbooks (and many non-textbooks as well).

You can find the app in iTunes.

reposted from TNM with permission

image by jfingas, TNM

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Douglas Hebbard (or if you are using D.B. Hebbard use that) is a 30+ year veteran of the newspaper and magazine publishing business, and has been publisher of the digital publishing website Talking New Media since 2010.

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