If you use an Android phone or tablet, you’ve probably taken a look at Google’s Android Market and its bizarre prices. Apps have odd prices such as $2.77 or $1.03. I’ve even seen prices with negative numbers like -$1.04. It was even worse in the days when many prices were in Euros. This is fine if you are in a country part of the European Union. But, it made no sense to those of us in the U.S.
Google’s Android Market missteps has made Amazon’s near future entry with an alternative very interesting. androidnews claims to have seen the app store before it was pulled down.
48 apps were seen ranging from 49 cents (U.S.) to $9.99. iPhone users might find prices like 49 cents and $1.79 odd. But, in the scheme of things these reported prices appear kuch more normalized than prices in Google’s Android Market. androidnews noted at least one exclusive app in Amazon’s store. And, it was not Angry Birds Rio. Instead, it was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
If you are an Android Developer, you can learn more about Amazon’s Appstore at its Developer Portal found at: