Audible Launches a Web-Based Store to Bypass Apple’s Rules



Rather than complying with Apple’s App Store terms and throwing the Cupertino company 30% of every sale it makes, Audible has launched an iPhone-friendly web app that allows users to add a bookmark to their home screen for quick and easy purchasing.

The Audible app is still available in the App Store, but the company has been forced to remove the ‘Shop’ button in order to prevent the app from being banned. However, rather than sell content through Apple’s ecosystem and give the company a 30% cut, Audible has launched an awesome new web app instead.

iOS users can navigate to the Audible mobile website ( using a mobile browser to purchase content on their device. For quick and easy access, users can choose to save the site as a bookmark on their home screen, as detailed by the company in the images above.

Amazon, Audible’s parent company, took the same steps with its Kindle app for iOS.

Have you tried Audible’s web-based store?

[via MacNN]


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