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All posts tagged "amazon appstore"


Monday, October 17, 2011

Amazon's Free App Today is Read It Later Pro!

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Software" @ 02:39 AM

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

Up until a few months ago, I didn't quite understand the appeal of a service like Read It Later. However since I started using it (and hooking it into my daily routine), I definitely see its usefulness! And today the Pro version is free on Amazon's App Store! So head on over to Amazon and grab it, then create your free account and start your own private article database you can access anywhere you please!


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 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, Im 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.


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