Amazon sets the stage for device launch by bragging it now has 240,000 apps

Amazon’s PR machine has officially kicked into high gear as the company begins building interest ahead of its Wednesday press conference. This morning’s press release from the Seattle retail giant announced that its Appstore now has more than 240,000 apps and games, or triple the selection over the past year. The milestone itself is not particularly noteworthy, but app… Read More


Amazon launches re-designed portal for developers

Amazon announced Thursday that it has completely redesigned the portal for developers interested in taking advantage of the resources it has to offer. The new site is designed to be a clearinghouse for mobile developers of all stripes to learn how they can incorporate Amazon’s tools into their workflow. One of the key new features is… Read More


Amazon expands Android Appstore to reach nearly 200 countries

On the same day Amazon rolled out Kindle Fire HD availability to 170 countries, the Seattle online giant also announced that its Appstore for Android is now available internationally to countries such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa and South Korea — reaching nearly 200 countries around the world. The Appstore was previously available only… Read More


Amazon opens Appstore in China; Kindle coming next?

Amazon’s app store is officially open for business in China. The Seattle online retail giant debuted its app store for Chinese customers this past weekend, Reuters reported. Amazon’s newest store offers an alternative to Google Play for those in China. Unlike Google, Amazon’s store features both paid and free options. Reuters noted that Amazon is… Read More


Amazon alters app terms, expands Appstore in Europe with global push planned is expanding its Appstore to the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, with plans to take the distribution platform to other international markets soon, the company announced today. It also said that it plans to change the way it pays mobile app developers. Following its launch of in-app purchasing in April, the company said beginning July 1 that… Read More


List: Top 10 Most Uninstalled Android Apps

Guest Post: There are hundreds of thousands of mobile apps out there. At AppStoreHQ, we’re currently tracking nearly 700,000 apps across the Android and iOS platforms. Some of these apps are very popular; there are plenty of stories about apps with millions — or even tens of millions — of downloads, such as Angry Birds, Facebook, Fruit… Read More


After bending to Apple, adult ‘app market’ MiKandi awaits outcome of trademark fight

Microsoft and aren’t the only companies hoping to see Apple stumble in its attempt to trademark the phrase “app store.” Seattle-based, which operates an adult app store for Android devices, was forced to start using the phrase “app market” in its tag line after Apple served the company with cease-and-desist papers earlier this year over… Read More


AT&T allowing Amazon Appstore on new (and some old) Android devices

One of the challenges for when it launched its Android Appstore in March was the inability for AT&T customers to access the marketplace on their devices, thanks to restrictions the carrier has traditionally placed on the installation third party apps not coming through the official Android Market. The companies promised at the time that the… Read More