In a prior post, I told you about how Amazon is going to open the Kindle to third-party developers to create their own applications. These type(s) of applications will probably be in line with what Apple is doing fir the iPhone and iPod, Motorola is doing with the Droid, etc.
For you and me, that means your current and future generations of Kindle are going to be smarter, have more features, and do things other than just being a device to read books (it’s already that, but work with me here). I think with Apple’s announcement today of the new iTablet (or whatever it is going to be called) will lead to more innovation among all of the eBook reader manufacturers – which will lead to better options and choices to you and me as consumers. Choice is good, and should bring down the prices charged to you and me!
If you are technically-inclined, and much like Amazon’s Digital Text Platform for independent authors, Amazon is opening it up for all software developers to get on board, crank up the entrepreneurial spirit, and make some money via a revenue share program: the developer receives 70% of all sales and Amazon and the underlying cell carrier will receive 30%.
The beta period of this program is expected to start next month. If you would like to be notified of the start and be able to download the Kindle Development kit, access developer support, test content on Kindle, etc., you need to signup: you can do so by clicking here.
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