Amazon Appstore now has over 240,000 apps, Kindle Fire developers often getting paid better than on other platforms

Amazon is expected to unveil its first smartphone on Wednesday, and right before the big moment, the company has shared some big stats - the Amazon Appstore has reached 240,000 apps, nearly three times as much as it had last year. Moreover, Amazon’s Appstore serves the apps to customers in some 200 countries.

This is a big number for Amazon, but it is still far behind Apple with its 1.2-billion App Store, and Google with Android’s Play Store that had over 1 billion apps more than half a year ago.

Unlike Google’s Play Store, though, Amazon’s catalog is curated and the company points out that numbers are not all - it’s also about the quality of the applications, and the pay-outs to developers, where Amazon has done very well. Some reports even go on to claim that developers who publish exclusively on Amazon’s Appstore can make more revenue than on iOS.

The latest IDC survey (that you should read with a shade of doubt as it’s sponsored by Amazon) found that 65% of the 360 polled developers found Kindle Fire apps to bring them as much or more money as on other platforms, and 74% found ARPU (average revenue per user) to be again equal or better than others on the Kindle Fire.

This official statement by Amazon comes right on the verge of the unveiling of the Amazon ‘Kindle Fire’ smartphone that is expected to come with a whopping 4 front cameras to provide users with unique 3D-esque effects.

source: Amazon



1. smarttechbadworld

Posts: 74; Member since: May 07, 2014

i cant wait, i have a history test in 21/7 :(

2. andonia2

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

best of luck then!

3. mptripper

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

App count of both apple and google appstore is in millions, not billions. By the way it's good to have amazon appstore in your android device. You can snag a free paid app from it every day.

4. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

1 billion!!!!!..... i think it is million not billion....

5. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

"Kindle Fire developers often getting paid better than on other platforms" By Amazon. Expected.

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

This is misleading. There are many reports of unhappy app developers for Amazon/Kindle, in part due to Amazon's marketing promotions that generate sales, but little revenues for the app developers. It would be great to have objective auditable numbers for these app stores, but Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft don't release any real data.

6. gregoryyy3 unregistered

If they can do it Blackberry can do it!

7. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

Amazon’s Appstore can make more revenue than on iOS wonderful BS

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

App stores tend to run on BS. Like Google saying "over 1 million apps" when 95% of them or more are just clones of other apps, malware, spyware, or other low quality junk apps. The other app stores aren't much better.

11. kalo88

Posts: 20; Member since: May 21, 2014

"Kindle Fire developers often getting paid better than on other platforms" Nothing to do with the fact they often charge for apps that are free on other platforms then? Most the apps are facebook, twitter or youtube knock offs with the mobile website repackaged into an app and 'HD' added to the title... Most versions of the apps never get updated as well

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