Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jul 2011 21:14 UTC
Apple Petty Apple is petty. Amazon, Kobo, and others have changed their applications to conform to Apple's App Store rules, and if there's one word that describes the situation these booksellers are in, it's petty. Still, it's leading to good things: Kobo has announced it's going to bypass the App Store by writing an HTML5 e-reader for iOS (and thus, for other HTML5-capable mobile devices).
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RE[3]: Not surprising, really!
by phoudoin on Thu 28th Jul 2011 00:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not surprising, really!"
phoudoin
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2006-06-09

No-one is forcing Amazon to put a Kindle app on Apple devices


Correction: on Apple's *customers* devices.

Apple devices are sold. They aren't Apple property, except when they are in Apple Stores or in their stock.

But maybe Apple consider their customers are their property, who know. Maybe it's written in their EULA, somewhere: all you customer are belong to us!

I predict a big surprise, then. Smartphones owners and geeks are far less brand belovers and far more hype followers (or makers, for some). For a company making now near half of its revenue from this kind of customers, they should care more...

B) obey Apple and make the following mild announcement on the forum for the Kindle app: "In order to comply with recent policy changes by Apple, we've also removed the "Kindle Store" link from within the app that opened Safari and took you to the Kindle Store. You can still shop as you always have - just open Safari and go to www.amazon.com/kindlestore. If you want, you can bookmark that URL. Your Kindle books will be delivered automatically to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, just as before."

Hmm... tricky, I know.


What would be more funny is to add this notice not on their website but... on the second page of every Kindle electronic books they deliver to Apple devices
;-)

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