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.