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?
The Walking Dead Season Two, a continuation of the fantastic The Walking Dead saga by developer Telltale Games, is now playable on the Kindle Fire HDX and Fire TV.
Available for download from the Amazon Appstore for owners of the aforementioned devices, The Walking Dead Season Two follows a young girl named Clementine, in her attempt to survive the zombie apocalypse. The first episode is free, but the season pass is $15. (more…)
Amazon kicked off a new Memorial Day deal this morning, which allows Appstore users to get up to 1,000 free Amazon Coins, a $10 value. For the coins, all you have to do is download up to five different free apps, all giving you 200 coins each. Download all five, get the 1,000 coins. These coins can be used towards IAPs in the games or you can use them to purchase other games in the Appstore. (more…)
Amazon may be expanding into many niches, but the company has not forgotten about its retail experience on Android devices. Today, Amazon rolled out an updated app with minor, but welcome, enhancements. (more…)
As part of Amazon’s continuing Free App of the Day program, the company decided that it would give away an entire bundle of apps today, all being based around music. In total, there are eleven apps that are free, totaling to a value of over $40. This is a pretty generous move by Amazon. (more…)
Astute Kindle Fire users have probably realized this, but an indispensable app has long been absent from the Amazon Appstore. I’m referring, of course, to Pokémon TV, which saw an iOS and Android release last February. Thankfully, Kindle Fire users can finally catch up (’em?) with Ash and the gang starting today.
Pokémon TV features an impressive library of Pokémon anime. It is updated weekly from a collection 700 episodes spanning 16 seasons, which is probably equivalent to at least 5 or 6 complete games of Pokémon Blue. (more…)
To keep relevancy up surrounding its birthday, Amazon continues to mark down apps and games through its Appstore for Android device owners. This weekend, you can play a handful of new games thanks to Amazon, all for the price of free.
Let’s talk about what you can download for free this morning, shall we? (more…)
What a shocker, the Amazon Appstore is now three years old. When first launched, the Android community embraced it with complete open arms, maybe because they were giving away free awesome apps every day
But over the years, our stance with the Appstore has changed somewhat dramatically.
After the Appstore was updated with a new UI (August ’12), a bug inside the app was draining batteries like crazy (November ’12). Following that mess, Amazon fixed the issue, but there were plenty of people who had already decided to abandon the app. (more…)