Amazon's HTML5-based Kindle web app gives customers access to the largest selection of the most popular books, all without leaving the web browser
SEATTLE, Nov 08, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
(NASDAQ:AMZN) - Today, Amazon announced that Kindle Cloud Reader, the HTML5-based web app that lets customers read their Kindle books in their web browser, is now available for Mozilla Firefox so the hundreds of millions of Firefox users can start reading their Kindle books instantly, simply by opening their web browser. To start reading, go to http://read.amazon.com using Chrome, Safari on iPad, Safari on desktop and now Mozilla Firefox.
"Customer response to Kindle Cloud Reader has been overwhelmingly positive," said Dorothy Nicholls, Director, Amazon Kindle. "Instant access to your books in the browser, combined with a beautifully designed and feature rich HTML5 application experience, has made Kindle Cloud Reader the best launch we've ever had for a Kindle app. We're excited to further extend our 'Buy Once, Read Everywhere' mission and give Mozilla Firefox users access to the largest selection of the most popular books, all without leaving their web browser."
"Kindle Cloud Reader is a great example of an HTML5 application that offers a seamless shopping and reading experience within the browser," said Chris Blizzard, Mozilla Firefox Director of Platform Product Management. "As the creator of Firefox and HTML5 leaders, we are excited to see Amazon deliver this innovative approach to e-books to the more than 450 million Firefox users worldwide."
Kindle Cloud Reader is the latest Kindle reading application and leverages HTML5. With Kindle Cloud Reader, customers can read Kindle books instantly using only their web browser - online or offline - with no downloading or installation required. As with all Kindle apps, Kindle Cloud Reader automatically synchronizes your Kindle library, as well as your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights for all of your Kindle books, no matter how you choose to read them. To make it easy and seamless to discover new books, Kindle Cloud Reader includes an integrated, touch optimized store, allowing customers one click access to a vast selection of books.
Kindle Cloud Reader is available for Safari on iPad, Safari on desktop, Chrome and, starting today, Mozilla Firefox 6 and above. Kindle Cloud Reader on the iPad is optimized for the size and unique touch interface of iPad. Without even leaving the app, customers can start shopping in the Kindle Store and will find a unique and immersive shopping experience built specifically for iPad's Safari browser.
Amazon.com customers can start reading their Kindle books immediately using Kindle Cloud Reader at http://read.amazon.com.