Originally Posted by cmf2
They wouldn't get to that point because Apple requires the in app purchase feature to be implemented.
So, you are worried about iOS customers who have downloaded an Amazon iApp of their own free will, because they enjoy dedicated Apps and have certain expectations of them (which does not include loads of junk Ads and links inside)? You are worried that said customer won't "get to that point", and find out about this oh-so-wonderful option of dealing with Amazon direct -- the very thing thye chose to avoid by downloading the App in the first place! The very thing they rejected by not buying a Kindle eReader in the first place! Oh, they want to do something with their device besides
reading books purchased solely from Amazon, how novel? But, surely, these iOS Device users... they don't want to be productive
, do they -- don't they know that media tablets are for consumption
, and don't they know that Amazon is the king of distribution
? How dare they collude with the bad Apple to leave Amazon out in the cold. Amazon deserves free reign wherever we may focus our eyeballs, just like Google does, too. I mean, I paid for that device, dang it, so I can be harangued by Amazon whenever I want. Heck, all the free Apps should be forced to carry Amazon ads, too. Heck, Apple should pay Amazon to sell its wares all over the iTunes Store, because that's what's selling iPads for Pete's sake!
Poor Amazon! Assuming iOS users will never browse their website any more (a big assumption), what are we saying? Amazon has no recourse to shove their direct sales down my throat! Why, they can just send me a bunch of email spam because I once purchased something on their site... oh, wait, they already do! Oh me oh my, it is so difficult for me to read the email blast from Amazon, click on the Amazon link, and buy something on their site! Man, I might get lost on the way; and poor Amazon would lose a sale.
I know, I should feel really bad about this awful situation that Amazon is forced into. I should boycott the in-App purchase and buy directly on the Amazon site (which, don't worry, I am
familiar with, because after all, that's only how I have been buying stuff for like 10 years. But you know, I really appreciate the effort that Apple has put into their platform and UX, so I just might go with the in-App purchase, what can I say. What a dilemma, huh? Oh, wait, Amazon do
make money every time I buy something with their iApp, just not as much
Somehow, Amazon managed to get their products in front of me -- because I opted
for their iApp, and I don't like
their direct mail emails or going to their site, especially; I don't want
Amazon to send me suggestions of what they think I might like, and I unsubscribe or ignore their emails whenever possible. But hey, Amazon made a sale off me anyway, what do you know?