When Amazon  launched the Kindle Fire HD last week they made a big deal out of its new location services. One of the ways the KFHD was a step up on its predecessor was that the new tablet could use Wifi to identify its location, a piece of info that could be used to offer services like local searches, directions, and more.

Today Amazon decided to draw more attention to the abilities of the KFHD by formally launching the Maps API. This is a new tool kit which developers will be able to use with their Android apps.  Once they have, the apps will be able to integrate mapping functionality into apps that run on the all-new Kindle Fire and KFHD.

The Amazon Maps API is in beta, so deliverers will need to apply to get accessit,

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