Android App Store to Launch at Amazon

Amazon will soon be launching its own Android app store. The information comes from TechCrunch who managed to find out about a few bits about the new service.

Amazon will follow the likes of Verizon in to this field. Verizon [VZ] is also making its own app store which will start making a bit of competition between them all.

The details show that there will be a standard 70/30 split although an odd 20/80 split is also mentioned which doesn’t make too much sense at the moment.

A list price has been put in place so you cannot offer the app for cheaper on similar services. The fee to join the developer program looks to be $99 (not sure if that’s per year or not). You need to keep your app updated in all Android app stores. Amazon DRM will also be included on apps so that only approved devices can support the apps.

Other details…
* You can offer free apps
* The app store is U.S.-only (at least for now)
* This part is interesting too: “We have sole discretion to determine all features and operations of this program and to set the retail price and other terms on which we sell Apps.”

Via: TechCrunch Image Credit

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