Amazon Appstore allows you to try apps before you buy them

Amazon Appstore allows you to try apps before you buy them

The Amazon Appstore has madequite a splash, by far, as Apple itself might have contributed to the fusswith its law suit over the name of the store, but this might havemade you miss one of the most important features of the AmazonAppstore – the Test Drive option.

Okay, maybe the free daily app soundsmore exciting, but what if you knew that the test drive option allowsyou to browse the real version of an application using a virtualmachine running a full-fledged version of Android. This meansthat you're not limited to just some of the functionality of theapplication, but you actually get a lot more context by virtuallyrunning the app on an Android machine in the cloud. For the timebeing, the option just as the Amazon Appstore itself, is limited toU.S. customers. Some of the apps on that store might mimic the oneson the original Market, but it seems there is a good deal of uniqueapps. So why don't you give it a spin – all you need is an Amazonaccount.

source: Amazon



1. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

I'm loving the free paid app a day part of amazon's appstore but I'm a bit skeptical as to how this is putting money in their pockets. I've already downloaded Angry Birds Rio (1.99), doodle jump(.99), shazaam encore(4.99), and diner dash 2(4.99) all for free through their appstore... Thats almost $13 worth of paid apps that they just gave away to thousands of people for the past 4 days alone. Do they make profit from downloads? Or is there a catch? I'd hate to see charges on my credit card for these apps down the road. I found it fishy that they required my card number just to launch the amazon appstore application. Then again, all amazon accounts require it. Should I be paranoid?

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

No, except it will probably end soon - pretty awesome...maybe I will check out dinner dash...try that gun slinger app .....

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

this appstore is awesome. I've downloaded everything I could, got everything except I did miss out on Angry Birds Seasons apparently. One thing that's awesome if if you downloaded it for free during the promotion and delete from your phone, you can re-download for free. I did this with farm frenzy due to memory on my phone. Appears all the apps support SD card too, most apps do these days but there's still a lot that dont unfortunately, refreshing to see these are not just undercooked apps they are just piling in there.

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