April 6, 2015 Last Updated 3:20 pm

Media app updates: Twitter releases Apple Watch update, Amazon adds Flashcards to its Kindle iOS app

The social networking company Twitter today released its own Apple Watch related app update today. Twitter, which releases updates about every two weeks, has released seven different iOS app updates since March 2 – even more often than usual.

Buyers of the Apple Watch will also have to be owners of the iPhone, so developers of major apps were invited to update their apps far in advance of the release of the device April 24. All other licensed Apple developers were invited last week to begin submitting their own app updates.

As the Apple Watch does not have its own App Store, none of the apps updated so far have included new screenshots showing their Apple Watch features in action.

What’s New in Version 6.25.1
Includes Twitter for Apple Watch.

Tweet, Retweet, reply and favorite in a flash. Quickly see recent Tweets and top trends. Share your location, a song or your thoughts with a flick on the wrist. It’s Twitter, but littler.

Amazon updated its iOS app for Kindle, introducing Flashcards for Print Replica Textbooks.

Users of the app continue to give the app generally good reviews, though it is obvious that readers have few expectations format the app, knowing that it will deliver very plain eBooks compared to other solutions. Amazon, which likes to say that they think the major publishers are old fogeys, doesn’t seem to see the irony of their position, considering that their Kindle Editions are hardly examples of progressive publishing.

Among other updates was a bug fix update for The Washington Post for iPad for those iPad owners who have not updated their devices to iOS 8.

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