3 reasons the key to unlocking mobile app bonanza lies in Russia

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Being a mobile app developer may often be compared to going to Las Vegas. But at least in Vegas you typically get much better than 1 in a million odds, but with both Google Play and iTunes reaching 1m apps each, dropping your app in the app store means absolutely nothing (unless you hit the… Read more »

Amazon App Store now in nearly 200 countries

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From Amazon: You Can Now Distribute Apps in Nearly 200 Countries Worldwide on Amazon Today we announced that the Amazon store is now available to millions of customers in nearly 200 countries around the world, giving them global access to Amazon’s broad selection of quality apps. Customers will be able to access a large and… Read more »

Amazon App Store extends its reach

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From Amazon Dear Mobile App Developer, Soon, Amazon will open distribution in nearly 200 additional countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa, South Korea, and even Papua New Guinea and Vatican City. Many new consumers will be able to access a large and growing catalog of apps and games from Amazon. This means… Read more »

Amazon Coins about to launch

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From Amazon: Submit for Approval by April 25th to Take Advantage Amazon Coins is launching in May. Tens of millions of dollars worth of Amazon Coins will be given to U.S. customers for free to spend on Kindle Fire apps, games, and in-app items. If your apps are already available for sale to U.S. customers… Read more »

Top 3 reasons why Amazon Coin is good for developers

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Amazon just announced the release of their own virtual currency, Amazon Coin. Holders will be allowed to spend Amazon Coin  to purchase apps, games, and in-app items on Kindle Fire.  Naturally Amazon does this to promote the eco-system for the Kindle Fire, which to begin with is quite limited.  There are however good reasons that Amazon… Read more »

3 Alternate Android app stores you should be in but aren’t

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Everyone who develops for Android knows about the Google Play store. Slightly more sophisticated publishers go beyond Google Play and feature in the Amazon Appstore, Samsung Apps or possibly even Getjar. In report after report the number one thing developers look for when choosing a platform is reach. Naturally this also extends to the app… Read more »

Amazon on localizing apps and expanding to Japan

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From Amazon App Store: As part of our ongoing effort to help our developers reach new customers, you can now submit your apps for distribution later this year in Japan. In addition, we are only a few weeks away from launching the Kindle Fire family of tablets in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and… Read more »

3 things you need to know as a mobile app developer before considering subscription models

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Both Google and Amazon are touting subscription as the thing you should be looking at if you are a mobile app developer. The principle is quite simple as described by Amazon: So essentially it allows you to set up a recurring charge, but with very little other functionality. Google’s subscription is more advanced and ties… Read more »