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[2]: Err Kindle?
by puelocesar on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 00:21 UTC 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[4]: Err Kindle?
by Stratoukos on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 01:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Err Kindle?"
Stratoukos Member since:
2009-02-11

That's the whole issue. According to Apple's new rules publishers need to also have their content available as an in-app purchase. At least Sony's reader was not approved on these grounds.

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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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