Amazon expands global app distribution to around 200 countries, including India
Amazon.com has expanded its Android-based app store for developers in about 200 countries, including India. Prior to this, the company had expanded its app store to countries like the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan.
Developers can now submit their apps for distribution in these countries, but consumers will be provided access to the apps only when Amazon launches its app store (for Android) in the coming months. Apps created by registered developers, who want international distribution, will be automatically available for download, unless they designate otherwise. New developers can also sign up by visiting the Amazon mobile app distribution portal.
According to the company, features like 1-click purchasing, Amazon's application programming interface (APIs) for in-app purchasing (IAP), A/B testing and GameCircle (the company's gaming experience for Kindle Fire) are driving the success of the app store.
"Amazon's platform is a complete end-to-end solution for developers wanting to build, market and monetise their apps and games on Kindle Fire and Android devices. Many of our existing developers have localised their apps and games for international consumers and we look forward to working with new developers who have been waiting to bring their apps to more Amazon customers across the globe," said Mike George, vice-president of apps and games at Amazon.
(Edited by Sanghamitra Mandal)