We first heard news about it back in October, and now the Amazon Windowshop app for iPad has become official for the UK version of the giant online shop.

The app has been designed specifically for the iPad, with a more user-friendly GUI and multi-touch support. The idea is to make it a bit easier to find what you're after, and therefore get you spending more of your hard earned pennies with the e-retailer - everyone's a winner, right?

"Amazon Windowshop has been designed and built without compromise just for iPad and we are excited to be able to bring it to customers in the UK in time for Christmas", said Greg Greeley, VP of EU Retail at Amazon.

"It is a top-to-bottom rewrite of Amazon.co.uk with a completely new fluid experience that offers users a unique, fast and convenient way to search, browse and buy from Amazon.co.uk and thousands of Marketplace sellers.

"It is the same vast selection, same low prices, same convenient shipping offers - such as the Amazon Prime program - but with a new touch screen interface for shopping wherever customers use their iPad".

Available in the App Store now, Amazon Windowshop is free. Happy Christmas shopping people.