As of January 11th (at least that is when I noticed), WordPress is in the Kindle Fire app store. You can still use the following directions to install other apps that may not be in the store, but get the WordPress app from the store.
Monthly Archives for November 2011
My first tablet, the Kindle Fire aka Babygirl$$$, arrived in the mail yesterday. I’ve already had great fun setting up email, Dropbox, and Google Docs on it. Oh, and sketching has been a ton of fun, too.
Just as whenever I get any new type of technology, or upgrade my iPhone or MacBook, the h8rs all come out and are like “Why did you get [your device]? Don’t you know that [their device] is better?” and “[your device] has faults that I read about on a blog somewhere, so it’s true and makes it a bad purchase decision on your part.”
Shut up, h8rs.
Here are the things I love about the Kindle Fire:
1. Deliciously priced. $200 was my foot into the door of tabletdom. I carry my MacBook and iPhone everywhere, so I didn’t feel okay splurging more than that on a tablet device that I didn’t necessarily need.
2. It’s a Kindle. I have the Kindle 2 with WiFi only, and it’s a great device. Jimmy loves his, too. We already have a strong connection to the Kindle brand, so it makes sense to upgrade my device to Fire like I upgrade my iPhone and MacBook every other year or so.
3. It provides a great browsing experience. The screen is so nice, and the browser is slick as hell. That’s really all I can say about that.
Here are things that I wished the Kindle Fire had (and hope they add soon):
1. The app store needs to grow.
I’d like to see the WordPress Android app in there, amongst other things. See this post on how to get WordPress and other 3rd party apps on the Kindle Fire.
2. There’s no easy way to customize the device, like backgrounds and so on.
3. The previous Kindles had a shortcut to take screenshots. I can’t figure out how to do it on this device.
I think I’m a lot more sympathetic to new gadgets than most. I see potential more than pitfalls and the features they lack – of course that’s easy with the Kindle Fire because of its much smaller price tag. When Jimmy got me the first iPhone, there was no App Store. I look forward to seeing the Fire evolve with my needs, just like I’ve watched the iPhone evolve in years passed.
“Crazy-simple” is right! And the ability to track views of people you send the resume to (and also to those you do not) makes this a great alternative to sending a potential employer to your cluttered LinkedIn profile.