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Amazon Appstore’s first anniversary brings a huge week-long app sale, free Kindle Fires

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Amazon Appstore’s first anniversary brings a huge week-long app sale, free Kindle Fires
The Amazon Appstore turns one year old today and the etailer offers you to celebrate too by slashing the prices on a bunch of the most popular apps.

Amazon also released some interesting details about the Appstore growth. It all started last year with 4,000 apps and lawsuits from Apple, and today things are quiet and thriving at the Appstore which can brag about having over 31,000 applications.

But you came here for the discounts, didn’t you? So there you have it - a list of some of the apps that will come with a reduced price for a week:

- Fruit Ninja 
- Wolfram Alpha
- Splashtop Remote Desktop
- Dr. Seuss’s The Shape of Me and Other Stuff
- TuneIn Radio Pro
- TETRIS
- PAC-MAN
- The Lost City
- MONOPOLY
- AccuWeather Platinum 
- Jamie Oliver’s 20 Minute Meals

The discount plan is a bit tricky - first, today Plants vs Zombies goes for 67% off to $0.99. Tomorrow, two apps will go on sale, on the third day three apps will be discounted and so on.

But that’s not all, folks - Amazon is also giving away eight Kindle Fire tablets for free in sweepstakes by March 31st.

Here are the rest of the statistics Amazon shared:

- The Appstore’s most downloaded application was Cut the Rope, followed by Angry Birds and Where’s My Water?
- Each day the Appstore offered 1 paid application for free. If you never missed those promos, you have saved $1,000
- the Amazon Appstore allows you to test drive an app. Users spent 7,700,000 minutes test driving applications
- Games are the most popular app category followed by entertainment and productivity

Hit the source link below for even more details about the growth of the Appstore over the last year.

source: Amazon via TechCrunch

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posted on 15 Mar 2012, 09:34 2

1. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


urgh, now if i only could buy a Kindle Fire in Singpore :/

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 09:51 2

2. mercorp (Posts: 969; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


another singaporean!yeah! f***ing amazon,give us the fire!!

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 16:57 1

6. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


I'll trade you one for a one-way ticket to Singapore. I love your country.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 10:13

3. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


ikr! amazon should set up a store here!

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 10:52 2

4. HGMIV (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


I find it funny that Games and Entertainment come first and only after that comes Productivity.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 14:44

5. android_sucks (Posts: 111; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


To date, I have 333 apps for my Samsung Galaxy Tab!!! I love the amazon appstore!! I wish that it was available for windows phone 7. Maybe one day....*fingers and toes crossed*!

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