Kindle For iOS Up to date With Goodreads, Kindle Limitless Integrations And Extra
Amazon this morning has rolled out an up to date model of its Kindle app for iOS customers which now presents readers a variety of new options, together with integration with Amazon acquisition Goodreads, personalised ebook recommendations, and, for many who subscribe to Kindle Limitless, entry to over seven hundred,000 titles within the app, amongst different additions. The replace follows the improve of the Kindle software program itself in November, which additionally launched Goodreads integration and different modifications affecting those that personal the Amazon Kindle e-reader hardware units.
One of many extra fascinating options amongst right now’s updates is the mixing with Goodreads, Amazon’s social community for sharing studying progress, highlights, quotes, evaluations and scores, with a community of fellow readers on the service, in addition to with pals on bigger social networks like Fb and Twitter. Now readers are capable of price and assessment books on Goodreads within the app from the “Earlier than You Go” display on the finish of the e-book, says Amazon.
The opposite notable merchandise is the addition of the Ebook Browser for iPad customers, which introduces a method for Amazon clients who subscribe to the Kindle Limitless service to browse titles after which start studying instantly. That’s sort of an enormous deal for Kindle customers – traditionally, Amazon has prevented sharing a portion of its revenues with Apple by disallowing any choice to purchase books within the app. As an alternative, customers have needed to store on Amazon instantly, then sync titles to their respective cellular apps after shopping for a guide. However as a result of Kindle Limitless is an all-you-can-eat subscription service – $9.ninety nine/month for its library of seven hundred.000+ and hundreds of audiobooks – there’s no have to restrict these customers from looking for books then immediately start to learn them.
Nevertheless, Amazon notes that Kindle Limitless subscribers can’t join the service within the iOS app – they’ve to go to the web site amazon.com/kindleunlimited as an alternative.
One other function arriving right now within the app is a brand new welcome expertise the place customers can choose their favourite genres and price books they’ve learn and need to learn so as to obtain personalised suggestions of books to attempt. Powered by Goodreads, these strategies have confirmed to be a bit hit-or-miss prior to now, however it’s no less than a step in the best course for a way this kind of personalised suggestion knowledge can be used. For those who discover a guide you may like by means of this function, you’re capable of obtain a free pattern within the app, too.
Additionally new: ebook particulars can now be seen by lengthy-urgent on a guide cowl within the library, which Amazon says was a buyer request, audiobooks can play earlier than they end downloading, and a “Subsequent in Collection” function will allow you to study concerning the subsequent title and add it to your want record whenever you end studying the previous e-book in a collection.
The up to date app is out now on iTunes.