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Amazon Appstore launching in Europe this summer

amazonAmazon is announcing that developers can now start submitting apps for distribution in the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, and Italy, with the goal of distributing apps in these countries later this summer. Amazon said that it also has plans of expanding the global coverage in the future. Developers are encouraged to visit the Amazon Mobile App Distribution Portal to get started. The Amazon Appstore in the U.S. has reportedly grown to “tens of thousands of apps and games in just one year”, citing features like 1-Click purchasing and Test Drive as the reason for the strong app monetization via Amazon.

In April this year, the giant online retailer took the wraps off its new in-app purchasing service in an effort to increase its standing in the app market. “Some developers have seen revenue double since the launch of In-App Purchasing. We’re excited to open the door to even more opportunity by expanding app sales outside the U.S. We see tremendous potential for current developers in our distribution program to grow with the international expansion. We also encourage new developers to join and participate in the platform’s growth,” Jim Adkins, Vice President of the Amazon Appstore, remarked. You can check out more details about the app distribution process via the Amazon Appstore blog.

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