Amazon’s HTML5 Kindle Reader

Amazon, unhappy with Apple’s new in-app rules, did the sensible thing and just gave them a run-around via the browser:

They say revenge is a dish best served cold. But when it comes to circumventing Apple’s new in-app subscription rules, it may be best served as an HTML5 Web app.

This morning Amazon launched its Kindle Cloud Reader, a Web-based app that allows you to read your Kindle e-books from any browser on your PC or tablet, including the iPad.

I’m hoping moves like this will make more people realize that the most powerful app on the iPhone/iPad is Safari. Because, well, Henry Blodget put it best.

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