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.
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…)
If you’re an avid Amazon Appstore user who loves picking up their daily free applications, then you may have noticed some major changes today. Starting this morning, Amazon has enabled international users to take part in the Appstore for Android and have even given the entire app a nice and shiny renovation for the launch. (more…)
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…)
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 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…)
Back in 2009, Amazon launched a separate addition to their site called Amazon Wireless which focused solely on selling mobile devices on the cheap. As of today, the “beta” tag for Amazon Wireless has been phased out, bringing some nice changes along with it. Amazon will now price match any lower prices found on any of the four major US carriers and various big box stores within 14 days of purchase. If a lower price is found, the difference will be credited to your account. As an extra bonus, buyers of phones (for a limited time) will receive $25 to spend in the Amazon Appstore, so you can start gaming as soon as you have your new device without dropping any of your own cash. Winning.
Via: Amazon Wireless
Seeing as how Amazon’s Appstore has reached its first birthday, Amazon is in full on party mode. To celebrate, they have taken some of the biggest titles they have and are offering them at reduced prices all week. Today, they have Plants vs. Zombies at just 99 cents. Tomorrow, they will offer two app deals and the following day they will have three app deals, continuing on like that for the full week. From what we can tell, most of the apps they will offer have already been covered in their Free Apps of the Day, but fingers crossed we see something that hasn’t been offered yet. I personally wouldn’t mind seeing Lost City for free.
Go check out the deals and wish the Amazon Appstore a happy birthday!