Does the Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader work on the PlayBook?
I don't have a PlayBook at the moment and wondered if one of you with one can test to see if the new Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader (read.amazon.com) works on the PlayBook? It states it works with Chrome, Safari, and Safari on the iPad, but it would be great if it worked on the PlayBook as it would give us access to Kindle content since there is no app yet.
- 08-10-11, 05:52 AM #3
It works with some issues so far.
You can login and it displays your books, but they are not perfectly aligned to the space available on the playbook. As far as reading the books that works fine in portrait mode, but there doesn't seem to be any way to scroll in landscape mode so you just get half a page and then it is cut off, but realistically most people would stick with portrait anyway for reading.
An added bonus for those people who use another amazon than the .com one such as the UK site is that your books still show up even though you are logging into the .com site.
- 08-10-11, 05:57 AM #4
- 08-10-11, 06:54 AM #7
This does work quite well in portrait mode. Landscape seems to be a no go. This is not an issue for me because I think that portrait on the playbook is ideal for reading.
How are you supposed to use this off line?
- 08-10-11, 07:29 AM #8
Got it to work well in portrait mode. The bookcase UI is a bit smushed together on the playbook, but the pages of the book render well.
Has anyone tried it in the bridge browser? Anyone pin a book for offline reading?
- 08-10-11, 07:37 AM #9
I noticed when I set things up for offline reading that the apps says something like "saving app for offline use" But, I can't figure out how to access the app offline. I suspect that there is a way to do it but that the process so far is geared around iPad.
I can download a book and turn off my internet connection and then read just fine. The issue is getting in when there is no internet connection.
- 08-10-11, 08:13 AM #10
Can you go in via the cached page in browser history? I don't have my PB with me or I'd try this now.
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
- CrackBerry User
08-10-11, 10:47 AM #17
- 71 Posts
- 0 Post(s)
- 0 Thread(s)
- 3304AD9F & 500EB256
Kindle Cloud Reader for Playbook coming
According to ComputerWorld, Amazon is working on a version of the Cloud reader for the Playbook.
Amazon launches free Kindle Cloud Reader app for Web browsers - Computerworld
- 08-10-11, 11:37 AM #19
Finding the store from the button to be a little flaky on the blackberry playbook. First took a bit to get to it then second doesn always seem to search. Also went you get to store i havent found a way to get back to library alas and am stuck in store site.
Update: It appears the store search feature crashes something after a bit. When that happens the back button to library wont work. Have to close browser then reopen the site and the back button will work.
Last edited by jjjahn; 08-10-11 at 11:46 AM.
- 08-10-11, 11:42 AM #20
- 08-10-11, 12:12 PM #21
This is pretty big news, and I suspect it's the "app" that we've been told to "stay tuned" for. That is, I think there won't be a QNX app. I don't have any inside information on that; it's just a hunch, based on what Amazon is trying to achieve with this cloud reader: true platform independence.
The main drawback I see now, apart from the issue of not being able to start the app offline, is the creation of new highlighting and annotation is not yet supported.
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
08-10-11, 12:23 PM #22
- 9,403 Posts
- 0 Post(s)
- 0 Thread(s)
- 08-10-11, 12:31 PM #23
Has anyone figured out where the downloaded books are kept at? I havent found it yet, did find how to removed then. Their was 3 options if you hold down on the book. Remove, Open & Pin. I pined one but it just adds a stick pin underneath book that i can see.
- 08-10-11, 12:35 PM #24
I'm not sure that I like the mosaic of the trashy freebies showing as the "splashscreen!"
I am seeing an awful lot of spinning arrows/wheels: "saving app for offline reading....." Too many books perhaps.
- 08-10-11, 01:45 PM #25
Not sure how it downloads it but it appears that if you sign out then resign in you have to download and pin the books again. Want to see how it works on chrome but will have to wait till i am at home with laptop so can kill wifi and see.