Amazon Appstore coming to Europe
The Amazon Mobile App Distribution Portal is being expanded beyond The States. Amazon has announced that developers can now submit apps for distribution in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. It will begin distributing apps here “later this summer”, with more countries planned “in the near future”.
The company claims that the Amazon Appstore in the U.S. has millions of customers with tens of thousands of apps accessible. “Amazon now offers developers the opportunity to experience similar success with app sales outside the U.S.,” it says.
On its Mobile App Distribution blog the company writes:
“Now is a great time for new developers to sign up and become familiar with the program. You have the ability to select the countries where you would like your apps to be sold and set your list prices by marketplace. If you are already participating in the program, your apps will automatically be made available for sale internationally by default. And you can easily change international availability for your apps via the Distribution Portal if your apps should not be sold in select countries. Developers allowing Amazon to sell apps internationally are responsible for ensuring their apps comply with all applicable export and import restrictions and the laws of the countries in which the apps are sold.”
So, Android developers will soon be filling their boots? Hardly, but the success of the Android-based Kindle Fire tablet, to say nothing off the sales power of the Amazon site itself and its huge customer base, means this is certainly positive news.
I just have to find time to finish the app I am developing!…