Flash! Amazon updates iPad/iPhone Kindle app
Amazon has just updated its
There are some exciting additions here!
Instant word lookup, similar to the dictionary lookup on Kindle devices
Finish downloading a book in the background (meaning you can do something else on iOS 4 devices
Support for some non-Amazon book files…this one is huge, it means you get access to Project Gutenberg and Archive.org files. I don’t see where they’ve told us the formats yet. Some of it appears to do with web-e-books (you can open files in Safari), but you can also transfer files from iTunes. This may mean you can use personal documents, but I’m not sure yet
Zoom has been improved
There’s a “new book indicator”…I assume this is something that tells you when a book has been downloaded and not opened yet. I don’t think it means it is an improvement to an existing book indicator. The Kindle tells us when books are new to the device
If you download the update, feel free to share your experiences by commenting on this post.
No, I don’t know if the upgrades are coming to the Blackberry, Android, or Windows 7 apps.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.