Articles about appstore

US BlackBerry 10 Phones Getting Access To Amazon Appstore
It’s something of a vicious circle where developers won’t want to develop for platforms that lack a large user base, and users avoid platforms that don’t have enough apps on them. Like we said this is a vicious cycle and one that BlackBerry is unfortunate to be part of. However it seems that they might have gotten a temporary boost in their ecosystem.In an update on the Inside BlackBerry blog, […]

Amazon Pulls Appstore From Google Play
How many of us actually click on the checkbox that is located right next to the “I understand and agree to the stipulated Terms & Conditions” of a window whenever we are about to install a brand new software, without taking the time and trouble to actually go through all of those? A whole lot, I would say. Well, one particular terms of service in existing app stores would be […]

Amazon Appstore Part Of Android App Now
I am rather confident that a slew of Android users out there would not mind seeing the addition of Amazon Appstore right smack to the heart of their Android handset, making it a second marketplace for them to check out apps and other reasonably interesting items along the way. Of course, not everyone will be technologically savvy, and to arrive at the Amazon Appstore and perform an installation can be […]

Amazon Appstore Expands To South East Asia And Other Territories
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 […]

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Amazon Appstore Surpasses 200k Apps Milestone
“Do not despise small beginnings” is a pearl of wisdom that is definitely worth holding on to. After all, even the biggest tree grew from a small seed, and hence, app stores that are now a staple in modern day society started off with just a handful of apps submitted. Having said that, Amazon’s Appstore has grown over time to finally touch the 200k apps milestone, at least according to […]

Apple AppStore.com URLs Debuted At Super Bowl 47
Apple took the chance to debut their new AppStore.com URLs at the recently concluded Super Bowl 47, where each of the new short URLs are auto-generated for individual apps located on the App Store. You will not get any better public exposure than Super Bowl 47 of course, and these new URLs made an appearance when an ad for the upcoming Star Trek: Into Darkness movie displayed a link to […]

US Judge Throws Out "Appstore" False Advertising Claims By Apple
Some of you guys might have remember that a couple of years ago, Apple and Amazon went to court over the “Appstore” name, with Apple claiming that the “App Store” was their trademark and that Amazon truncating it to “Appstore” was not good enough. Amazon then asked the courts to throw out the lawsuit against them and it looks like Amazon has finally gotten their wish, or at least a […]

Amazon Appstore Hits 500% More Downloads
Do you find it to be extremely interesting that without having to have a platform of its own, Amazon has managed to do just fine where its mobile apps are concerned. In fact, Amazon recently announced that “[a]pp downloads in the Appstore have grown more than 500 percent over the previous year.” Now that is a huge figure by any margin, and you can say that the two biggest drivers […]

Amazon Appstore for Android rolls out in Japan
The Land of the Rising Sun has had its first taste of the Amazon Appstore for Android, which means that its customers based in Japanese (and who are able to read Japanese in that part of the world, of course) are now able to gain access to a slew of apps as well as games on their Android-powered device – be it smartphones or tablets. Today’s announcement would deliver features […]

Amazon Appstore launches in Europe
If you happen to live in the UK, Germany, France, Italy or Spain, then here is news for you. The Amazon Appstore has just launched in the named countries (confirming our earlier story), enabling majority of its European customers to be able to gain access to Amazon’s broad selection of quality Android apps. Not only that, throw in the convenience of shopping on Amazon from the comfort of your Android-powered […]

Amazon Appstore launching in Europe this summer
Amazon 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 […]

Amazon Appstore update comes with test drive feature
Any application update tends to bring along with it its fair share of changes and updates, more often than not for the better. Well, the same can be said for the Amazon Appstore update, where it will now feature a test drive capability that allows you to instantly figure out the kind of apps you want to run on your smartphone before you purchase them. This can be achieved from […]

Windows 8 app store set to open doors
Microsoft knows that it does not hurt to follow a business model of another company if it proved to be successful, and certainly no one would want to dispute the effectiveness of the App Store or iTunes from Apple. Well, the software giant has decided to take a page out of Apple’s book by announcing that there will be a Windows 8 app store, allowing application developers to write programs […]

iCookbook for Android launches on Amazon Appstore today
If you’re a fan of preparing meals in the kitchen and love to have your tablet handy whenever you’re cooking, you’re going to be delighted at this upcoming announcement. iCookbook, a popular cooking app available on the Apple iPad and HP TouchPad is finally making its way over to the Android platform today. iCookbook has announced that it will be debuting its app on the Amazon Appstore, free for just […]

Apple's request to ban Amazon from using "Appstore" will probably be denied
A couple of months ago, Apple took Amazon to court for calling its Android app store the “Appstore” – complaining that it would cause confusion among consumers when they decide to purchase apps from either service. According to the latest report from Bloomberg, it looks like the judge will be denying Apple’s request to ban Amazon from using the term. The judge’s reasoning states Apple’s difficulty to demonstrate any real […]

Angry Birds Seasons: Summer Pignic now on Android Market
The Angry Birds march goes on, this time you have Angry Birds Seasons: Summer Pignic to (obviously) usher in the summer. Having been spotted as recently as yesterday, we are rather surprised to see it already being made available on the Android Market already. With Summer Pignic, you will be able to collect more stars from another 30 new levels, with more pigs to kill than you can shake a […]

Plants vs. Zombies for Android arriving on May 31
Plants vs. Zombies has been out on the iPhone for over a year now and it’s still yet to arrive on any other smartphone platform. Well the reign of iOS is about to end! According to the latest reports, PopCap Games will be releasing Plants vs. Zombies for Android smartphones at the end of this month.Following the footsteps of Angry Birds Rio, Plants vs. Zombies will debut as an Amazon […]

Amazon Appstore version 1.11 unleashed
Amazon has just updated their Appstore to version 1.11, which will be an alternative to the Google Android Market – so those who are rocking to the Appstore (which has been getting into some legal wrangles with Apple, of course) ought to be able to receive an update for the client application on your smartphone. You should be on the receiving end of a notification for the update in the […]

Amazon Appstore credits comes with Android device purchase
If you’re currently on the lookout for an Android-powered device and decide to pick one up from Amazon, then you will be pleased to know that the Internet retail giant will continue to give its backing to the Appstore for Android market strategy by throwing in new promotions that will let consumers receive $25 in application credits – as long as you decide to bring home selected Verizon Wireless smartphones […]

Samsung Apps store arrives at 100 million downloads
The Samsung Apps store has just crossed the 100 million download mark, which is pretty impressive considering the whole store isn’t even a year old. Of course, this pales in comparison with Apple’s App Store and their passing of the 1,000,000,000 figure, but on its own, it is still pretty respectable. The Samsung Apps store first opened in June last year to coincide with the Samsung Wave (GT-S8500) smartphone’s launch, […]