Kindle for iPhone and iPad has received a nice little update on Thursday, adding the ability to add multi-colored highlights to a book, instead of the default yellow (or blue if in night mode). The new update also encourages sharing on Twitter and Facebook when you finish a book. This is a carryover from the Kindle Fire which has had this ability for a while. The uptake for Amazon here is that it obviously shows other people who you’re using the Kindle app, but also drives sales of books that you might have liked and finished reading. On the Kindle Fire there is a host of post-reading actions that you can take and this update brings more than just sharing over from Amazon’s tablet. There is also now a list of books that you might like as well, and you have the ability to add them to a wish list. You can’t buy them because of Apple’s policy around purchasing books inside the Kindle app on iOS, but adding them to a list will let you get at them from the website more easily.
Kindle App on iOS Picks Up More Kindle Fire Features
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).