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Guess who's turning one? The Amazon Appstore! It seems like just yesterday that it was a freshly-hatched Appstore trying to find its place in a mobile-filled world. Over the past year, the Appstore has grown from just 3,800 initial apps to nearly ten-times that amount today (31,000). They grow up so fast!

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In celebration of this noteworthy occasion, mamma Amazon is having a small party of sorts - an app sale party, to be exact. Over the next four days seven days, ten 28 of the most popular apps will go on sale a few at a time, starting today with Plants vs. Zombies for $0.99. Tomorrow, two apps will go on sale; on the third day, three apps will be price-slashed, and so-on-so-forth.

To grab PvZ on the cheap and see what else Amazon has up its sleeve, check out the Birthday Savings Page.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.geekchoice.com Dagmar Schnietz

    I'm tired of Angry Birds. How much is that Pac-Man app? Let's get some more old school gaming apps.

    • Dandmcd

      Plants vs Zombies is normally $2.99 and is currently 99 cents, so I imagine they'll do the same for Pac-Man tomorrow.

      Most of the games they will likely offer were already free in the past. If the picture is any indication, I already own all those apps including Pac-Man.

      Unrelated note, they got a great game for FAOTD, Trial Xtreme 2. Amazon appstore might be annoying at times with stupid notifications, but their free apps never get old.

  • Del

    One year on, still no UK site....

  • http://www.johnlieske.com John

    You know what would be cool? If PvZ worked on ICS devices. It still crashes on my Galaxy Nexus and my ASUS Transformer.

    • Dandmcd

      Yep, same here. I can't recall if there was ever a time Popcap has updated any of their apps on Android, so I;m not holding my breath. I as well would like to be able to enjoy PvZ without having to restart my Prime after a hard crash or freeze.

  • jordanjay29

    Is it a sale when the majority of promoted items are already free?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      There is a split on that page to show only the Birthday Apps and everything including "customer favorites". I've updated our link above to only display the Birthday Apps. Amazon didn't want that page to look ridiculously empty, so they had to fill the empty space with some existing stuff.

  • MarkG

    Isn't Plants Vs Zombies the rubbish version that was on the Amazon marketplace ages before the good one appeared on the Google store?

    If so, it's not even worth 99p, get it from Google instead.

  • non merican

    The Amazon Appstore is only available to customers located in the United States.
    Fuck you too, Amazon.

    • sriracha

      don't worry, amazon sucks anyway. you're not missing much. go try GetJar, much better stuff there, no DRM issues and you don't need wifi to download files larger than a mouse fart.

      • Ion

        I was thinking the same until i found that getjars free version of asphalt 6 had one more permission than the market app : to send sms ! it's been over a month sience i stopped visiting that shady site.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

    Between the constant spamming of the notification bar (not fixed in the latest update that claims to have fixed it) and the generally bad free apps, I just can't stand to use Amazon's appstore anymore. I've left it on my phone because of a keyboard I like and I've got no reason to put it on my tablet. I give it a month tops and it won't be on my phone anymore either. They just aren't fixing the problems or adding any polish at all...After a year, they should have done MUCH better than this.