Updates for Kindle Android and iPad Apps Bring Much-Needed New Features
Amazon issued some updates for their reading apps this past week.
As the picture at the top of this post illustrates, the Kindle Android app finally got two-page landscape mode for tablets, plus options for customizing line spacing and margin size. They also added a new left-justified option to help improve readability on smaller screens.
This update was a long time coming. Most reading apps have two-page landscape mode, and it’s about time Amazon caught up. The lines were previously too long to comfortably read before on large-screen tablets, and sometimes the margins were way too large.
As for the iPad and Cloud Reader apps, their updates bring support for children’s books, comics, and graphic novels that use Amazon’s new KF8 format that they launched with the Kindle Fire last year for advanced layout books with lots of images, fixed layouts, and nifty features like text pop-ups for magnifying text and Kindle Panel View for reading comics and graphic novels.
Amazon states they have over 1,000 of these advanced-format titles that will now work on the iPad and Kindle Cloud Reader.