A new report is showing that the Amazon Appstore is starting to fill the wallets of developers much more frequently since the release of the Kindle Fire. According to a mobile analytics firm called Distimo, the top 100 applications in the Appstore saw a fourteen-fold jump in downloads during the holiday season while Kindle Fires were being distributed to consumers. With the Kindle Fire gobbling up tablet market share, this should come as no surprise. (more…)
From the looks of it, the Amazon Appstore is price matching certain apps that Google has listed for 10 cents during their 10 billion download special. So while these two giants have it out for your ten pennies, we as buyers can take advantage of the deals. A few of the day 2 apps can be found for 10 cents as well, but no day 1 apps were at the sale price.
- Can Knockdown 2
- Space Physics
- Kids Learn To Read (Kindle Fire Edition)
- Fruit Ninja
- Star Chart
- Read It Later Pro
If for some reason you were not able to scoop up these apps for 10 cents in the Android Market, you can grab them in the Amazon Appstore for the same price. Have at it.
If you have the Amazon Appstore installed, then you were probably prompted late last night or early this morning to update it. This latest build is version 2.0, but more importantly, it matches the theme of the software that will come loaded on next week’s Kindle Fire tablet. It’s all charcoal, grey and black, along with some much needed UI improvements. This no longer looks like some 3rd party market, and instead feels much more like a part of a polished product that Amazon wants you buy on November 15.
So if you haven’t already, open up your Appstore and the update should be waiting for you.
Cheers Stephen, Anish, Kane and everyone else!