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Amazon Appstore Developer Blog Is Packed With Details, From The Appstore Requirements & Layout To Tips To Help Your App Succeed - Android News, Reviews, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets, Tips, Mods, Videos, Tutorials - Android Police

That Android Market rival that Amazon.com has been preparing may be set to launch soon. If a recent tweet by advertising platform Millennial Media is correct, then it will be going live later this month.

While much is still unknown of the web retail behemoth's answer to the Android Market, their Developers' Blog did recently reveal several tidbits, including:

  • Your apps are linked to your Amazon account, and any apps you purchase will be pre-installed on Android devices you order from them
  • The style of the app listings will be consistent with Amazon.com's pages for any other product

Is there currently room for another store for Android apps? While Google's Android Market is far from perfect, it already has familiarity, pre-installation, and Google branding on its side. Therefore it would likely take a strong showing from Amazon to snag a major piece of the Android pie. Oh, and about that pie: Amazon will be dictating the prices of apps, not the developers. It remains to be seen how that will go down with app-makers, but if Amazon pulls an Apple and makes developers feel suffocated, I can't imagine this store going far.

Amazon Appstore Developer Blog Is Packed With Details, From The Appstore Requirements & Layout To Tips To Help Your App Succeed - Android News, Reviews, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets, Tips, Mods, Videos, Tutorials - Android Police

Do you think their market has a chance to succeed? Will you give it a shot? We may not have to wait long to find out, but you can let us know in the comments.

Source: Millenial Media via Business Insider

Will Shanklin
Will's typical, run-of-the-mill story is that of 'classically-trained actor turned Android smartphone and tablet writer.' If you catch him quoting Shakespeare, it's not because he misses it, but because he desperately wants his Masters in drama to count towards something.

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  • abeee

    if Amazon:

    1. allows developers to include the PayPal mobile payments library alongside the Amazon payment method

    2. provides an Amazon library to implement in-app purchases EASILY

    3. is available in more countries than Google payments

    then they'll be miles ahead of Google already.

  • ari-free

    I've heard some people were able to use paypal. I don't use paypal so I don't know if this works
    http://www.ehow.com/how_6777409_use-paypal-amazon.html

  • Lureon

    I signed up for the market as a developer and have not yet submitted anything. They phoned me this week to follow up and the guy said it was launching in about a month.

  • http://bestandroidappsfor.com/ DroidAppy

    Why Amazon wants to setup shop in the front yard of the dragon's castle is beyond me.

    Risky stuff I would say... but a small piece of an exponentially growing market is worth taking a shot at, I guess.

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