Kindle is Now a Platform

By  |  Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 12:19 am

Amazon.com has released a Software Development Kit for its Kindle e-reader, allowing third-party developers to create apps for it. Amazon will distribute programs and give their creators 70 percent of the profits. The Kindle’s slow monochrome screen limits what developers will be able to do: Other than the e-reader functionality, the best-known Kindle app to date is Amazon’s own Web browser, which remains a crude “experiment” after two years on the market. But one app that’s already been announced–Zagat’s user reviews–sounds like a good example of something that can make sense.

You think it’s an utter coincidence this interesting news came out one week before Apple will apparently tell the world about its tablet?

 
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