In-app purchases are all the rage these days, and Amazon's take on the whole deal includes Coins – Amazon Coins. They're like a universal currency that can be used in many apps and games available in the Amazon ecosystem. Today more people get to know the joy of Amazon Coins – they're now available in France, Italy, and Spain.

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Developers don't have to do anything to take advantage. Apps that are distributed by Amazon and available for sale in these countries have Coins enabled. This is actually a good thing for developers – Kindle Fire owners in these territories will be given 500 free coins to blow on apps and in-app content.

Customers can earn Amazon Coins as rewards in apps or buy them with real money. In the latter case, the exchange rate is 100 Coins = €1.

[Amazon]