Developer Imagines Amazon Apps

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As we reported this morning Amazon.com (AMZN) has opened its Kindle Development Kit for software developers, creating opportunities to expand the functionality of the device.

While the program has barely started, developers can apply here. As we noted, The KDK comes with a simulator, as well as permission to test apps on up to three Kindles before submitting to Amazon … As far as pricing goes, Amazon promises at 70%/30% share, minus $.15/MB for download.

We’ve been excited to see how developers will use the new tools, and at Digital Book World, we asked developer Joshua Tallent from eBook Architects to give us some of his ideas for Kindle apps. His enthusiastic response should help developers, publishers, and readers re-think the Kindle.