1 February 2012

What do we want from the Kindle platform?

I thought it might be an interesting exercise to brainstorm a list of things developers, designers, and readers need from the Kindle platform (or any ebook platform, I just started with the most dominant one).

What follows is a quick, rough, unedited, off the top of my head, list.

What do book developers need from the Kindle platform?

What do toolmakers need from the Kindle platform?

What do readers need from the Kindle platform?

All APIs, libraries, etc. need to be self-serve. That is, something a single programmer can sort out in a few minutes without talking to another human being. Nobody is going to create a plugin for a $50 text editor if they have to ask permission or sign a legal document.

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