One of the most exciting apps we’ve seen so far for the iPad is its iBooks application, letting you read eBooks with a far greater level of interactivity than we’ve seen on other e-reader devices. Just take a look at this tech demo from publisher Penguin to see what we mean.
However, so far Apple have yet to confirm a worldwide release for iBooks. While the world holds its breath to see whether iBooks will hit territories other than the US (which, to be fair, is all but certain eventually we should think), Amazon are looking to capitalise upon the potential gap in the market by opening their own iPad-compatible eBook store.
Following the recent release of Kindle for Mac, Amazon have now also released Kindle Apps for Tablet Computers, which will let fans of literature download as many as 450,000 Kindle books to tablet devices.
Users will be able to adjust screen brightness, font size and background colour with the new Kindle tablet app, just like on other versions of the software. And while it may not have as many interactive features as Apple’s iBooks looks set to have, there will still be a little page turn animation for those easily fooled into thinking they’re still reading a musty old tome.
Looks like Amazon have their backs covered if many of their users make the switch from Kindle to iPad.