Kindle App for iOS Updated with New Accessibility Features

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, May 1, 2013.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Amazon has updated its Kindle app for iOS to provide a number of new features for users who are visually impaired. Most notably, the app now incorporates Apple's VoiceOver technology to implement read aloud capabilities for more than 1.8 million Kindle Store offerings.

    The update also provides improved navigation and search tools and features like X-Ray, End Actions, sharing, highlighting, and bookmarking have become more accessible.
    Kindle is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Kindle App for iOS Updated with New Accessibility Features
  2. Klae17 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2011
    Now that there's VoiceOver, I'll actually "read."
  3. Jessica Lares, May 1, 2013
    Last edited: May 1, 2013

    Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    No you won't. :D VoiceOver is a pain to deal with. As someone with poor vision, it's completely useless for me due to it making the device a complete nightmare to use. Your vision would have to be really, really, really impaired to get any benefit.

    I would have rather them set the option in the actual app, like they have on the Kindle Keyboard. But oh well, the audiobooks are mostly discounted when you buy the Kindle Editions, so I can't really complain.
  4. NeroAZ macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2009
    Phoenx, AZ
    I'm not visually impaired, and i think audible would be a better choice. I like it myself during my drives to and from work.
  5. reltm macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2011
    Does anyone have an easy way to delete personal documents from the cloud? Instapaper does a wonderful job if sending articles to my Kindle, but after a few weeks (let alone months or years!) it's a pain to use the web interface at amazon to delete them. I keep hoping the iOS app will let us do this with a simple swipe, but alas....
  6. canman4PM macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2012
    Kelowna BC
    That's what I was thinking...
  7. BasicGreatGuy macrumors 68040


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    To my knowledge, you can't.
  8. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    Cool! where's the Mac App Store update, you bastards! I want to be able to read on my rMBP without wanting to stab myself in the eye.
  9. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2008
    Maybe it will let me sync from my iPhone to my iPad again!
  10. cclloyd macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2011
    Alpha Centauri A
    I actually find that if I just leave audiobooks on in the background while I do whatever else then read later I actually comprehend it better.
  11. PassiveSmoking macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2011
    Guess it makes sense that the Japanese would get more pr0n.

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