Things have been quite busy lately. Since I moved to the Kindle team, I’ve been working with a lot of exciting stuff (oh, I was working with exciting stuff before, but it was more something that I thought was exciting but nobody could quite understand). And finally last night one of the projects I’ve been working on launched! No, I wasn’t really working on the Kindle store for Germany, or the news that Amazon is eventually going to integrate with library eBooks, or the optimized Kindle reader for Android Tablets… What I was working on was some features on the new version for the Kindle for PC and Kindle for Mac readers.
The feature itself is what appears when you select one or more words on the reader. It includes (besides the dictionary and add a note that existed before) an inline Wikipedia article viewer and a way to provide feedback on corrections for errors on the book. Doesn’t sound that exciting, right? Well, the exciting part of it is something that I can’t really talk about right now. Maybe one day I can get to it.
I do recommend people to try the reader out and tell me what they think. You can also try to guess what is “special” about those features. And, no, we are not adding tracking of what you are doing in order to sell more ads. It doesn’t have anything to do with that! And, well, maybe I already wrote too much!