– Amazon.com (NASD: AMZN) on Thursday announced that it will release a software development
kit to allow third-party developers to create applications for its Kindle
e-book reader device.
The Kindle Development Kit will be offered in limited
beta beginning next month.
The company said that developer Handmark is building
a Zagat guide application for the Kindle, while Sonic Boom is building
word games and puzzles; Electronic Arts is also developing games for the
Silicon Alley Insider and others noted that the Kindle’s grayscale,
electronic ink-based screen will rule out photos and video, and limit what
developers can do with the platform.
(Silicon Alley Insider)