Amazon has refreshed its Kindle app with new features for iOS and Android on October 24th. The Kindle app has been updated with a new streamlined design that’s easier on the eyes, much deeper Goodreads integration and persistent search.
The free app allows users read ebooks on any device such as iPhone, Android phone or tablet or PC iPad, the company’s VP Jeff Kunins said that more people than ever are using Kindle for reading books. People read pages and bought books through the platform than ever last year according to him.
Another biggest upgrade is integration of Goodreads which is a social reading network the company snapped up back in 2013. The Kindle mobile app is offering the service in bits and pieces taking most of the Goodreads standalone app’s features to the interface, such as getting friends’ updates, rating books, adding people and the like.
Goodreads will work into the Kindle app even for those users who are not already signed up for the service. All the content will come from “influencers.”
Speaking of sales, the front and center of the app contains search bar. You can find out already purchased titles on the search bar up top and you will receive additional selections through Kindle store from Amazon.
The UI has also been upgraded with a new white background, bigger cover images, bunch of thoughts in the font selections. From October 23rd to the 25th the Kindle deals will be available.