Amazon Launches Appstore Developer Portal
Amazon launches a new Appstore Developer Portal for mobile app developers who want to sell their Android apps on the Amazon platform.Amazon.com has launched the Amazon Appstore Developer Portal to enable mobile application developers to sell their apps using the strength of Amazon's platform. In short, Amazon is getting "appy" with it, according to a blog post from the Amazon Appstore team. The new Amazon Appstore Developer Portal, which can be found at developer.amazon.com, is a new self-service tool that allows mobile application developers -- Android developers in particular -- to join Amazon's Appstore Developer Program and submit apps for the upcoming launch of the Amazon Appstore for Android.
Amazon gives three primary reasons why developers should be interested in putting their applications in the Amazon Appstore: One is because the store will provide access to tens of millions of active Amazon customers; two, because Amazon's proven marketing and merchandizing features will help developers get their apps discovered and in front of the right customers; and three, because the convenience of using an existing Amazon.com account will make it simple and easy for customers to purchase apps -- both online and on their mobile devices.