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Amazon dodges Apple rules with new browser based app

According to the BBC Amazon has launched a browser-based version of its Kindle eBook application called the Kindle Cloud Reader, it is optimised for the iPad.

As recently reported by us this will avoid the 30% charge that Apple levies on eBook sales through apps available through them.

Kindle Cloud Reader will be available on PCs, Macs and mobile devices using the Apple Safari or Google Chrome web browser.

The application is not regarded as a ‘native’ program because it runs in a web page, and therefore isn’t subject to Apple restrictions.

However, using the latest HTML5 web technology, Cloud Reader looks like a native app – and even saves books onto the user’s device for reading offline.

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