Kindle for iOS adds 'Bookerly' font, Fox Movie of the Day app promotes iTunes flash sales

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in iPhone edited August 2015
Amazon on Wednesday improved the look of fonts in Kindle for iOS, while Fox launched a Movie of the Day app for the iPhone, highlighting daily flash sales of Fox movies hosted on iTunes.


Kindle for iOS

The app's main improvement to fonts is the addition of "Bookerly," a custom-designed font meant to make reading easier on digital devices. It was originally developed for Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets, and the company said it should work with "most" Kindle books.

iOS reading has also been improved with hyphenation, better word and character spacing, and new, larger font size options. The app's page layout code has been updated to preserve the positions of things like images and drop caps regardless of font or screen size.

The Kindle iOS app is free and runs on iPhones and iPads with iOS 7.0 or later.

Fox Movie of the Day




Movie of the Day promotes a single Fox title each day, offered at a sharp discount over its usual price on iTunes. Today's movie for instance is X-Men: First Class, available for $7 instead of $15. Deals expire within 24 hours.

The app is currently available in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, France, and Germany.

Movie of the Day itself is free. Users must have an iPhone with iOS 7.0 or better, but any purchases made in the app will be automatically added to a person's iTunes library, which can be synced across devices.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8

    Why is Steve Jobs wearing the funny hat and hanging out with weird people? <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

     

    I rarely use Kindle anymore, but I prefer the Helvetica font still.

  • Reply 2 of 8
    macvictamacvicta Posts: 346member
    Awesome. Just made my iTunes movie collection a little bit better.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    oneof52oneof52 Posts: 110member
    This is cool. And now I will be impulse buying movies.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    booboobooboo Posts: 48member
    Cheers to Amazon for getting more serious about typography. The new font is a welcome improvement---now just need to get updated book files that will take advantage of the new layout capabilities. (The one I'm reading still doesn't kern, hyphenate, left justify, etc.)
  • Reply 5 of 8
    asdasdasdasd Posts: 5,293member
    Bookerly is very readable.
  • Reply 6 of 8
    eliangonzaleliangonzal Posts: 490member
    I wish iBooks would get updated with some of these useful features.
  • Reply 7 of 8
    bestkeptsecretbestkeptsecret Posts: 3,274member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TheWhiteFalcon View Post

     

    Why is Steve Jobs wearing the funny hat and hanging out with weird people? <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

     


     

     

    They're all pirates. The pic caught Steve in front of the IBM office, just before he folded 4 of his fingers...

  • Reply 8 of 8

    My Cousin Vinny for $3.99 today.  Can't beat that!

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