There is nothing quite like seeing the country in which you live in gain access to a particular online service or app store. As for Amazon’s Appstore, more joy will be arrive on the doorsteps of another 41 territories across Asia, Africa and Oceania, which would mean the total number of markets where Amazon is currently offering apps to a whopping 236 – which is close to the whole world already.
It must be noted, however, that many of the new territories that will now be able to enjoy Amazon Appstore is not going to be huge revenue earners for Amazon, but it is the brand presence that is important. After all, to know that Amazon is making its way worldwide will add to the aura of power around the company in the eyes of the public.
Some of the markets, however, have the potential to rake in the dough, including Indonesia, Turkey, and Singapore. As for the full list, the new territories that will support the Amazon Appstore include Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Uzbekistan, and Yemen. There will be local restrictions in place, where users could or could not see and download all 200,000 plus apps. [Press Release]