Amazon Forced To Remove Appstore From Android [Report]

A few months ago, Amazon started including access to its Appstore in its main Android app, essentially enabling users to purchase Amazon apps (which would typically be used on the company’s Fire devices), and use them on Android devices. In…

Amazon Launches Live App Testing For Android, Amazon Apps

Amazon just announced the launch of a new developer tool called Live App Testing, which lets you distribute apps in the Amazon Appstore to a pre-defined set of testers. This way, chances of a successful launch are increased, as this…

BlackBerry Adds Amazon Appstore To New OS

BlackBerry announced that the Amazon Appstore will be available with the launch of the next version of its operating system BlackBerry 10.3. This will come in the fall, and will be a significant increase in availability for Amazon’s offering. “With…

Amazon Appstore Now Has Over 240K Apps

Amazon announced that its Amazon Appstore selection of apps has nearly tripled year-over-year, and that it now has over 240,000 apps and games, which are available in about 200 countries. This seems like something the company might want to play…

Amazon Is Giving Away Almost $17 Worth Of Apps Today

The Amazon Appstore is still one of the very best Android and Kindle app stores around. Heck, the Free App of the Day promotion ensures that you’ll never run of new apps to experience on your mobile device. If you…

HTML5 Devs Can Now Sell Their Apps On The Amazon Appstore

HTML5 is the future, or so says open Web proponents. Everything you can do in native code on Android or iOS, they claim you can do in HTML5. While that may be true, you couldn’t make money with a HTML5…

Amazon Launches New Developer Portal

Since its launch, developers have had to submit apps to the Amazon Appstore through a developer portal that has remained largely unchanged over the years. Change is good, however, and Amazon is approaching its developer portal with a change-centric mindset…

Amazon Says Its Appstore Is Just Like A Pizza Parlor

Have you developed a game for the Amazon Appstore? Perhaps your still on the fence? If so, Amazon has a new infographic that should help you understand why it thinks you should be developing for its platform. In a new…

You Can Now Gift Amazon Coins To Your Kindle-Owning Friends And Family

Earlier this year, Amazon got into the digital currency game with Amazon Coins. In essence, Kindle users can use Coins to buy games, apps and in-app purchases on mostly everything in the Amazon Appstore. Now those same Kindle users can…

Amazon Mobile App Developers Now Have Access To Analytics, A/B Testing

Despite building Fire OS on top of Android, Amazon wants developers to choose its platform over Android or iOS when building apps. Over the last year, it’s become easier to recommend the platform as Amazon has leveraged the power of…

Amazon Appstore Celebrates Halloween With A Sale On 22 Apps

Halloween has always seemed like one of the lesser holidays compared to the likes of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sure, it’s a fun time, but it just doesn’t really feel all that special. Apparently I’m in the minority as the Amazon…

Amazon Appstore Is Giving Away 6 Apps For Free Today

One of the best parts about the Amazon Appstore is its Free App of the Day program. Every day of the year, Amazon takes a popular app that regularly costs anywhere from $.99 to $5 and offers it for free…

Candy Crush Saga Brings Its Addictive Gameplay To Kindle Fire Devices

Candy Crush Saga has become a poster child of the mobile gaming explosion that’s been taking place since 2009. Unlike other games that were simply fads, Candy Crush Saga has enjoyed a nearly limitless amount of popularity since launching early…

Amazon’s Appstore Developer Select Promises Better Discoverability

Discoverability on mobile is a major hurdle that any new mobile developer will have to overcome if they want to make it in an increasingly crowded industry. There usually isn’t a lot a new developer can do to overcome this,…

Amazon Appstore Celebrates One Year In The EU With Free Apps

One year ago today, the Amazon Appstore officially launched in the EU. It brought with it all the advantages of Amazon’s Android storefront, including the Free App of the Day, to European owners of Android and Kindle Fire devices. Now…

Amazon Appstore Now Accepting HTML5 App Submissions

Do you go native or HTML5? It’s a question that’s becoming increasingly harder to answer as HTML5 flourishes into a mature platform. There are still a lot of advantages to going native, but HTML5 requires you build an app only…

Kindle Fire Gets Amazon Coins, Amazon’s Virtual Currency

Back in February, Amazon announced that Amazon Coins, its new virtual currency, would be coming to Kindle Fire devices in May. It’s May, and today, the company announced that the currency is now available. Customers can now start using the…

Amazon’s Announces Major Android Appstore Expansion

Amazon has just announced that they are making another international expansion of the Android Appstore. They’ve notified developers that they can now submit their apps for distribution in a bunch of new countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South…

Amazon Appstore Turns 2, Celebrates with Free Apps

Today, we wish Amazon’s Appstore a happy 2nd birthday. And Amazon is celebrating with a giveaway. Today, you can grab 18 “app of the day” apps for free. The apps that Amazon is offering for free range from $0.99 to…