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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Amazon Appstore Adds In-App Purchasing

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Software" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/10/...app-purchasing/

"...devs can now take advantage of the familiar revenue booster already available in the iOS App Store and Google Play, through the use of the Amazon Appstore In-App Purchasing API."

One of my favorite things about Android is the way you're not forced to get apps from one place. Amazon Appstore has been around for just over a year now and it's come a long way. It seems to have tons of apps and now with in-app purchasing it should be attractive to some developers who may have been holding out. Another feature they added recently was the ability to up the download limit over 3G from 20MB to 50MB. It's still 20MB by default but instead of just smaller options, they have added a 50MB option.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Amazon Appstore A Mobile Train Wreck?

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Talk" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/amaz...disaster-2011-7

"Amazon's Android Appstore is a "disaster," says Swedish game developer BitHack in a scathing blog post (via GigaOm)."

I know from a user stand point the Amazon Appstore falls quite short when compared to the Android Market but it appears to be just as lacking from a developer standpoint. Everything from long app approval times even for updates to changing the prices the developer wants to charge for the app. Not really a good way to win the hearts and minds of developers around the world Amazon.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Amazon Appstore Launched; Includes a Free App Everyday

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 07:59 AM

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/revi...tm_campaign=rss

"Amazon has officially launched its own application store for the Android mobile operating system."

Amazon has introduced their own Android Appstore which is similar to the Google Market. Installation of the Appstore is a bit complex but Amazon provides good instructions on their website to get you through. Also Amazon has included a very nice incentive to use their store: a different free paid app everyday! So if you check everyday, you can stock your app library full of great apps for free. Some of the free apps of the day have already included Shazam, Angry Birds Rio and Weather Bug Elite. Check it out and start building your app library!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Amazon Android Appstore Opens, Sends Angry Birds Rio Your Way For Free

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android News" @ 06:30 AM

http://www.amazon.com/mobile-apps/b...node=2350149011

The Amazon App Store is open for all, and it has a special treat for those who download today - Angry Birds Rio is 99 cents off today (a.k.a. FREE). So head over, check out what Amazon has to offer, and score some angry birdies for your R&R time today!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Amazon (Briefly) Posts Apps and Prices

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android Software" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.androidnews.de/amazon-ap...pps-prices-leak

"This morning, just for funzies, I entered http://www.amazon.com/apps in the address bar and found myself on a site with a horizontal slider. 48 apps were shown there. Clicking on one of them doesn't lead anywhere but the Amazon.com home page. It doesn't matter, if you try it on a desktop or mobile browsers."

Well, now, isn't this interesting. Just a day after Rovio announces that Angry Birds Rio is coming exclusively to the Amazon Appstore and then reveals a date of March 22nd for the release of the app, Amazon itself outs a list of apps on their own site, complete with pricing. Frank over at AndroidNews.de has put together a list of the apps he saw, along with their Amazon and Market pricing and, if these prices hold true, it looks like a few bargains may be possible, with most prices being right in line with current Market ones. Sadly the page no longer appears to be live, so we need to wait at least a little longer.

Fuel for the fire for those eagerly awaiting the launch of Amazon's Appstore.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Angry Birds Paid Editions to Launch Exclusively in Amazon's App Store

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android Software" @ 09:00 AM

http://androinica.com/2011/03/angry...mazon-app-stor/


"Angry Birds Rio is coming to Android soon, but not the Android Market. The next installment of one of the best Android games will launch exclusively in the Amazon Appstore . . . . Exactly when that launch takes place is unknown. Amazon says only that the Amazon Appstore will open “very soon.” Considering that the Angry Birds Rio animated movie hits theaters April 15, I’m guessing early April would be great for a movie tie-in promotion."

This is quite a coup for the Amazon Appstore. Angry Birds is one of the most popular apps out there, with over 100 million downloads on all platforms and 30 million on Android, alone. This also hints at a possible release date for the Appstore itself, which has been a source of speculation for some weeks now.
According to an update to the linked article, it looks like we'll also be seeing paid versions of the original Angry Birds and Angry Birds Seasons in addition to the new Rio edition, all exclusive to the Appstore. Does this mean that Android users will finally have access to the Mighty Eagle enhancement, as well? It will be interesting to see what the conversion rate is for users switching to the paid version of the currently free, ad-support versions of the first two games.
So, two bits of exciting news here; a new Angry Birds app and the Amazon Appstore launching soon. Are you excited about this? What will a competitor to the Android Market mean for Android users? Is this proof of the fragmentation of the Android world, or proof of its openness? Will you hardcore Angry Birds users be updating to the paid version of the app? Let us know at the "Discuss" link.


UPDATE: An update on Rovio's Twitter account says that the Rio edition will be launching on March 22nd. It looks like we won't have much longer to wait for the Amazon Appstore.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Amazon Appstore: Buy Before You Try?

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 09:00 PM

http://emoney.allthingsd.com/201102...ice-even-ships/

"As Amazon nears the launch of its Android Appstore, it has provided an update to developers that focuses on a seamless buying experience for the customer."

One of the tidbits released by Amazon about it's new Android Appstore is that customers will actually be able to buy apps before they even have their Android device. So you can order your phone or tablet through Amazon then immediately start buying apps for your new toy. All you will need to do is sign into the Amazon Appstore when your new device arrives and all of your apps will download automatically. This is some what interesting but really not all the surprising if you consider how the Kindle works. Do you think the power of Amazon can sustain a third party app market or will the Amazon Appstore be DoA?


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