The Kindle Fire represents an excellent opportunity for application development/investment as the cost of the device is far more affordable than most other tablet devices.
How popular will the Kindle Fire be?
Consider the following factors:
- It makes it a very affordable gift
- Younger children/adults are more likely to own one
- It fits within the “christmas gift” category for most families
- It doubles up as Kindle reader too – which is already a very popular reading device across many different age demographics
With this in mind, it’s obvious that the Kindle Fire is going to see a huge influx of Android tablet users across the world. A very exciting opportunity indeed!
What can the Kindle Fire do?
Heres a short summary of the features first announced by Amazon.
The Kindle Fire features a 7″ vibrant touchscreen that is capable of delivering 16 million colours in high-resolution. The tablet itself uses a technology similar to the iPad that allows the screen to be viewed at any angle without any obfuscation of the picture quality.
Full colour magazines
Amazon are king of books – and now it seems, magazines and periodicals too. Amazon are to host interactive versions of all your favourite magazines for your viewing pleasure.
Simple and easy to use features
Although the Kindle Fire uses the Android operating system at it’s heart – it looks and acts nothing like Android! Amazon have taken a step back and really thought out the user interface to make it as pleasurable to use as possible.
Thousands of movies and TV shows
The Kindle Fire will offer commercial free streaming of all your favourite movies and TV shows, they’re claiming over 100,000 different titles. What’s more is, with Amazon Prime – it’s free!
The Kindle Fire features an impressive heart – a dual-core processor which delivers impressive performance when playing your favourite games, browsing the web or watching movies.
Thousands of apps and games
Amazon have been pretty smart with the creation of the Kindle Fire. Since it’s based on the Android Operating System – most Android apps will automatically work on the Kindle Fire! Whats more; Amazon even offer a paid app for free everyday!
An amazing new browser, Amazon Silk
Amazon have invested a huge amount of time and effort redesigning the web browser using their cloud-accelerated technologies. The Amazon Silk browser also supports flash – how exciting!
Millions of books!
As you’d expect from a Kindle; there are thousands of fantastic titles to download and read at your leisure.
Free Cloud Storage
Amazon are the main pioneers in cloud computing technology (i.e. keeping all your files online rather than on your device). Every Kindle user gets free storage to keep your digital content safe in their cloud.
The Kindle Fire features thousands of great children’s titles; encouraging creativity with educational motives.
Easy to hold with just one hand
If you’ve used a Kindle before, you’ll know that they’re really convenient to take around and extremely comfortable to hold. The Kindle Fire is even smaller and even more comfortable!
17 million songs to download!
Believe it or not; Amazon have an Amazon MP3 Store. They have 17 million songs to stream from their cloud system – or you can download and listen offline.
The Kindle Fire is chemically strengthened and is said to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic. Amazing!
It supports email (including all major providers such as GMail, Yahoo!, AOL, Hotmail, etc). Nuff said.
Synchronisation technology has seen a huge leap in recent years thanks to cloud technology. With the Kindle Fire, all your files, notes, bookmarks, etc are automatically sync’d with your Kindle.
The Kindle Fire is capable of loading Word and PDF documents. Very handy for that important meeting you have after that long train journey.
Impressive stuff huh? We think so. We’re UK based mobile application developers with experience in iOS, Android and mobile-web applications. Because we have experience with Android, we’re going to be taking the Amazon App Store will full force!
We’ve worked with some huge names, including: T-Mobile, Orange, Everything Everywhere, Fat Face, Fujitsu, Sheffield Hallam University and more!
Interested in getting a Kindle Fire application developed by a reputable software company? Contact us today! We’d love to talk more about your project.
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