Amazon.com, Inc. today announced Amazon Santa, a free app for Kindle Fire and iPad that makes it fun and easy for children and their parents to create holiday Wish Lists to share with friends, family and Mr. Claus. The Amazon Santa app provides a visual Wish List creation experience designed for children to browse and search more than five-hundred thousand kid-friendly items. With a little help from their parents, kids can make a holiday Wish List to share with loved ones, making it easier than ever for family and friends to give the right gifts this holiday season.
Those concerned about Amazon’s curated Kindle Fire app approach have less and less reason to be concerned; in addition to the slew of games, Netflix, and Pandora announced earlier this week, Amazon’s got ESPN and Hulu Plus in its stable.
That takes care of a lot of heavy hitters, although the fact that Amazon feels compelled to announce which apps will be available in some way only underscores the fact that many won’t. Any app that requires GPS, for instance. But as long as I can get pushed my horribly depressing Redskins score updates, maybe I’ll be too distracted to notice.