Amazon Appstore’s Free App of the Day is the $10 Jump Desktop

Jump Desktop

I can’t remember the last time I brought up the Amazon Appstore, but today they are offering up a $10 app for free called Jump Desktop, so now seems like a good time to bring it back up. The application allows for remote access to one’s desktop, giving you the ability to work on that Excel sheet, check that Outlook inbox or any other desktop task that might come up while you are out and about. It could definitely come in handy at times of need.  (more…)

Amazon Offers Up Big Sales to Celebrate Appstore’s 2nd Birthday

Appstore Sales

Nothing like some sweet app deals to take you into the weekend. Well, watch Episode 20 of the Droid Life Show would also be good, but that’s just me. For a limited time, you can grab deals during the Amazon Appstore’s 2nd birthday celebration sale on popular apps like Scrabble, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Modern Combat 4, and the Amazing Spiderman. Sweet victory of deals!

To go check out the full list of deals, follow the via below. And as a reminder, you will need the Amazon Appstore installed on your Android device.

Via: Amazon

Amazon Appstore Updated – Fixes Crazy Battery Drain Bug and Updated UI

Today, an update went out for the Amazon Appstore that might even get me to start using it again. Not likely, but I digress. Inside the update, you will find a newly re-done UI, which they just re-did a little while ago, and a ton of bug fixes which have been the main reason for my distancing. For some time, the Amazon app was a huge drainer of my battery and after a few days of that frustration I just uninstalled. It seems that Amazon has finally fixed the issue.  (more…)

Halfbrick’s Jetpack Joyride Finally Comes to Android, But You’ll Need the Amazon Appstore to Get it

It’s about time. Halfbrick Studios (makers of Fruit Ninja and other delicious titles) has brought Jetpack Joyride to Android. The game has seen large success on iOS and there’s a good reason why. It features fantastic controls and gameplay that never gets boring. You play as a character that steals a Top Secret jet pack and obviously, you go for a joyride.  (more…)

Amazon Appstore Update Includes Test Drive Feature – Instantly Try Apps From Your Phone Before Buying Them

According to the notes in the latest update for the Amazon Appstore that was released today, you can now “Test Drive” apps from directly within the Appstore rather than having to do it through a browser at Amazon.com. For those not familiar, “Test Drive” is a way for users of Amazon’s store to check out apps before purchasing them to see if they indeed would like to purchase them. The on-app version is a “beta feature” that comes with Appstore version 2.6.53. Amazon is making it available to select devices at this time, but plans to roll it out to many more over the next few months. So far, I’m not seeing any Test Drive love on either the Galaxy Nexus or One X.

For whatever reason, I cannot get any phone to update to this new version. Should you find a way, be sure to let us know if the Test Drive feature works well or not. This could be worth giving Amazon another shot…well, maybe.

Update:  If you click on this link from your phone, it should download the latest version with Test Drive.  (more…)

Amazon Appstore Announces In-app Purchasing

Amazon announced this morning that in-app purchases are now a part of their Appstore. Developers can integrate the API with ease, opening up subscription-based content, add-ons, and more to their apps using this new service. This seems like something that should have happened months ago, but as so many would say, “Better late than never.” The Google Play store and other markets already have a similar model in place.  (more…)