Selection nearly triples year-over-year
Amazon has announced that the number of Android applications available on its Appstore has nearly tripled in the past one year and now stands over 240,000. Available in around 200 countries, Amazon Appstore in the second-biggest Android application store after Google Play.
Available via a simple download from Amazon website, it allows the users to access Android applications on devices regardless of the manufacturer or availability of Google apps. Also, the great selection of apps makes the store a nice replacement for Google Play in various markets and on-devices, which don’t have access to Google Play.
Amazon states that not only consumers, even the developers are having a good time with its Appstore.
“Developers tell us that they experience improved reach, greater monetization, and, oftentimes, higher revenue when they have their apps and games in the Amazon Appstore,” said Mike George, Vice President of Amazon Appstore and Games.
“But this is just the beginning—we’re building more services and capabilities for developers and more Android-based APIs based on their feedback. Most Android apps just work on Kindle Fire, and with an Appstore made for Android devices, Amazon’s Appstore can help developers distribute their apps on Android devices all over the world. It’s a great time for developers to bring their apps to the Amazon Appstore,” Mike added.
The Appstore will be playing a key role in the success of the firm’s upcoming Android smartphone, which is set to be announced on June 18.