The latest update for the Kindle iOS app is going to make David Rothman of Teleread very happy.
Amazon released a new version of the Kindle app today. New features include Arabic dictionaries, split view (but only on the larger iThings), and an option to scroll your way through an ebook rather than turn the page.
Yes, Amazon has finally taken the same scrolling feature found in all web browsers and added it to the Kindle app for iOS.
While this might not seem important, there have been times where I have had a diagram and its explanation show up on two different pages. If I had had the option to scroll the page, I could have had all the info on the screen at once.
This will prove to be a useful feature, although I do wonder how it will work on the iPad in landscape mode with the two columns. Alas, I don’t have an iPad to test this on, so I’m going to have to wait for you to test it and report back.
You can find the app in iTunes.
- Split view on iPad is here! Resize the app to multi-task while reading without ever switching context.
- Try scrolling through your book – just like a web page. Turn continuous scrolling on via Settings, then easily turn it on and off from the Aa menu in your book. Tell us what you think.
- Pull down in the library to refresh your list of books.
- We’ve added Kindle dictionaries for Arabic.