Monday, June 6, 2011
Dev asks: Is it worth listing your apps on the Amazon Appstore? – Android and Me
Dev asks: Is it worth listing your apps on the Amazon Appstore? – Android and Me: "What does this mean for Amazon and the Appstore? Sure, this is building buzz, but are they making any money off the daily free apps? I don’t see how. Also, I think this is solidifying customer behavior. People just download the daily free app and not much else."
This is a fantastic article that describes my concerns with Amazon Android Marketplace. I have purchased 1 App on the Amazon Store that wasn't available on the Google store and was offered at a 50% discount. Otherwise I have only "purchased" the free Apps of Day.
Although I don't think that Amazon needs to have a successful App Store in order to achieve their biggest reason to create the Amazon App Store. I believe that the reason that Amazon created the App Store was to use Android as the OS on their Kindle products without allowing someone to install the Barnes and Noble app on a device sold as a Kindle.
at 4:17 PM