Amazon is looking to grow their Android Appstore out even more with the introduction of a special offer aimed at luring developers to peddle their wares via the retailer’s virtual storefront. From now through November 15th, any developer who submits an app will be awarded a $50 credit to be used towards Amazon’s suite of Web Services including cloud storage, database management, and messaging capabilities. The Amazon Web Services SDK can be built directly into Android applications, and a $50 credit is a generous nudge towards more developers using the integrated amenities. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship for both parties, at least until the $50 runs out.
Amazon has taken some heat in the past over the terms with which they do business with mobile developers — the Free App of the Day offer is great for consumers, but has resulted in empty pockets for at least a few developers. Still, the Amazon Appstore is arguably the biggest third party source of Android software and should continue to grow.
if it wasn’t for the free app-a-day I would never use that appstore…..there are only 2 things I like about it. 1 obviously the free app, 2 the way it loads quickly (compared to the latest android market version, which takes ages to load properly)
The Free App of the Day is rarely worth downloading but it is still a reason for me to open the Amazon Appstore daily, kudos to Amazon for that. Contrary to your experience my Amazon Appstore loads extremely slow especially compared to the newest Android Market.
Amazon takes forever to update their Apps
You may be surprised to find that if you delete the Amazon App Store, every app you downloaded from there ceases to function—even the ones you paid for.
Better way was making this AppStore available also in other countries than the US… Why should developers limit the number of possible customers to 300 Mio. people while they can reach for example 500 Mio. Europeans on the Market as well?