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MacRumors
Dec 4, 2012, 04:10 PM
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Amazon today updated its Kindle for iOS app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kindle-read-books-ebooks-magazines/id302584613?mt=8) to version 3.5, adding X-Ray for books. With X-Ray, users can see detailed information on plot ideas, characters, and locations within novels.

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From the app description:X-Ray for Books - see the "bones of the book." X-Ray helps you learn more about notable characters, places, and phrases with descriptions from Shelfari.com and Wikipedia.X-Ray, which is a major selling point of Amazon's own Kindle devices, was previously introduced as a textbook-only feature with the 3.4 update for Kindle for iOS.

The feature is backed by Wikipedia and Shelfari, which is described as Amazon's community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers. iOS 5 is required for the 3.5 update, which can be downloaded from the App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kindle-read-books-ebooks-magazines/id302584613?mt=8).

Article Link: Amazon Adds X-Ray Searches with New Kindle for iOS Update (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/12/04/amazon-adds-x-ray-searches-with-new-kindle-for-ios-update/)



KieranDotW
Dec 4, 2012, 04:19 PM
Talk about false advertising this isn't nearly as cool as it sounded :(

unlimitedx
Dec 4, 2012, 04:33 PM
Talk about false advertising this isn't nearly as cool as it sounded :(

why not?

camnchar
Dec 4, 2012, 04:46 PM
I don't even use this on my Kindle.

SumoHamster
Dec 4, 2012, 05:22 PM
I think I used it once on my Kindle just to see what it was like.

ck2875
Dec 4, 2012, 05:28 PM
Meet X-Ray for Kindle, we've taken the annoying co-worker that always manages to spoil parts of the Game of Thrones you haven't made it to yet and put it in our app.

Jamez1502
Dec 4, 2012, 05:57 PM
Sounds pretty cool but... I really cant think of a situation where I would need it

MJedi
Dec 4, 2012, 09:32 PM
I've used it on my Kindle Paperwhite to look up information on a character when he/she was introduced many pages ago in a book. It's useful for me because I tend to forget who a character is when he/she re-appears in the story.

That said, I prefer reading on the Kindle Paperwhite. But, it's nice that the Kindle app has this feature as well.

qtx43
Dec 5, 2012, 11:45 AM
Is this just Amazon's interface for their search function? I don't get it.