And … the Nook App Update Removes Store Links from iOS

And ... the Nook App Update Removes Store Links from iOS

Carly said it best – A picture is worth 1,000 words…

Carly just posted about Amazon removing store links from their Kindle app. Now Barnes & Noble has done the same. Here is the description of their update:

What’s New in Version 2.1.2

You can read any NOOK Book you have purchased on this updated NOOK for iPhone app, however the Shop link has been removed so to buy NOOK Books from your iPhone, open your Safari browser and go to nookbooks.com.

This is just the latest in an evolving saga that has basis in a single Apple policy they have become increasingly stringent about enforcing: if you sell on our store on through an app sold through our store, you are required to pay us a percentage. This cuts across music, games, and books – but the consequences are different due to different licensing and profit structures in each of those areas.

Remember to check out our coverage of this App Store upheaval here, here, and here. And chime in about how all of this makes you feel. I have been clear that I think that on paper Apple is absolute correct in its policy … but how they are doing things seems likely to do nothing but make people see them as even more evil!

About the Author

Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!
  • Just what the world needed; further deimprovements to the B&N eReader app. Yay!