Linked by fran on Tue 1st Feb 2011 23:09 UTC
Apple "Apple is further tightening its control of the App Store. Some application developers, including Sony, say Apple has told them they can no longer sell e-books within their apps unless the transactions go through Appleā€™s system. Apple rejected Sony's iPhone application, which would have let people buy and read e-books from the Sony Reader Store."
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RE: Err Kindle?
by Praxis on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 00:11 UTC in reply to "Err Kindle?"
Praxis
Member since:
2009-09-17

kindle app is just a front end to a browser, I think. The more alarming aspect is a statement that I read on Ars http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/02/apple-responds-to-app-sto...

"We are now requiring that if an app offers customers the ability to purchase books outside of the app, that the same option is also available to customers from within the app with in-app purchase."

This seems like a change. Though Apple is so inconsistent and weird about their app store policys no one really knows what they are going to do until they actually do it. But if they does happen. Amazon and a lot of other retailers are going to be pissed. Very pissed

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RE[2]: Err Kindle?
by puelocesar on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 00:21 in reply to "RE: Err Kindle?"
puelocesar Member since:
2008-10-30

"kindle app is just a front end to a browser, I think"

Well, judging from the Kindle app I have, I seriously doubt that..

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RE[3]: Err Kindle?
by No it isnt on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 00:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Err Kindle?"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

The shopping part of Kindle is done through the browser (at least on Android). Then the Kindle app synchronises with Amazon, downloading whichever books you have bought and displaying them. It seems that Sony wanted the book store itself built into the app, if I understand this correctly.

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RE[3]: Err Kindle?
by Praxis on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 00:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Err Kindle?"
Praxis Member since:
2009-09-17

"kindle app is just a front end to a browser, I think"

Well, judging from the Kindle app I have, I seriously doubt that..


The store part sends you to a browser, obviously the e-reader and library sync aspects are a native app. At least thats what all the commentary suggests and is consistent with apples past app store rules, They have always forbid in app purchases. I don't an idevice to check for myself though.

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RE[2]: Err Kindle?
by Shkaba on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 00:22 in reply to "RE: Err Kindle?"
Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

There is only one constant in Apple's practices: money grab. This change is all about levying app store tax on content. Nugh said, I say.

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