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Monday Poll: Do You Use the Amazon Appstore?

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Amazon announced today that its selection of apps in the Appstore has tripled in the past year and that “developers continue to report strong monetization” thanks to the apps they sell there. Rather than simply pass along that news, we thought we would instead see if any of you care.

Because well, Amazon used to grab our attention with free apps of the day, but even that train seems to have run out of steam over the last couple of years. In other words, we rarely talk about the Amazon Appstore unless they are bundling a whole bunch of apps together for free for a special occasion. In fact, I had to install the store this morning in order to take the picture at the top of this post.

So I’m curious – do you use the Amazon Appstore to download apps?

Do You Use the Amazon Appstore?

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  • N8

    The thing I like is that I can get an app on my kids kindle and I can put it on the other kids kindle or my phone, all on the same account.

  • chucklehead322

    Only for the FAOTD.

  • MrWicket

    used to when it first came out and they had the free app a day thing but since that turned out to be a nightmare for everyone I uninstalled.

  • dsDoan

    Yes, but only for two reasons already mentioned:
    1. Occasionally, useful paid-apps are offered free-of-charge.
    2. Amazon frequently offers free Amazon Coins, which can be used to purchase apps.

    If I were to purchase an app straight up, I would do so using Google Play.

  • skrusrnmz

    I only used it for the free app of the day but they became so crappy it wasn’t worth it.

    I’ve been clean for about a year now.

  • JeffColorado

    I voted “No” only because there was no “lol” option.

  • Stew560

    Only because they keep paying me in “coins”… I’ve gotten over $30 in “coins” for free…

  • Damon C. Walden

    Only for the rare FAotD that doesn’t suck

  • Nobody

    I have some of their free apps and I use some, but I’ve been buying them in Play when they’re on sale.

  • Cedarson

    Should have been a “very seldom” or “sometimes” option. Not so black and white.

  • umataro42

    Stopped using it after I realized that you have to be signed into your Amazon account just to use the apps. They might be ok for a little while but eventually if you’re not connected, you can’t use them. That, and slower updates compared to the Google Play version. So eventually I either paid for the “free for the day” apps that I got from Amazon and really liked, or just went with an ad-supported free version.

    The one good use of the “free app of the day” is to get the app but not download it. Sometimes you’ll get a $1 credit to use on an mp3 for “buying” the app.

  • Trysta

    I used to but it got really annoying when setting up a new phone and being like ‘Where is this app? Oh it is in the amazon app store’. And then you don’t always get updates on time. Also the Amazon appstore (back when I used it) used to nag me with notifications constantly. So now no. Free apps per day are not worth supporting an ecosystem that is actively hurting android IMHO. (Still love buying other useless cr@p on amazon).

  • bogy25

    A free app per day – um yes I use it – I only wish they could have a better app update system

  • Rob Mounts

    Yeah, I have grabbed some nice free apps but I would not buy anything from them.

  • CHRIS42060

    I guess I technically “use” it since I have it installed in my devices. The only reason is for apps I got for free and did not want to pay for.