Developer rails against Amazon Appstore

Jul 5, 2011
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Angry Birds Rio, which drive lots of users to the Amazon store and put apps in front of users just by association. Amazon also features a powerful recommendation engine because it leverages the power of its entire retail base in selling apps, just like any other product – and app discovery is a place where the Android Market has floundered.

But Romanus says that for small developers, there’s not much incentive in Amazon’s Appstore because of the lack of control and the ever-present problem of being a small, unimportant fish in a really big pond.

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Phil Hornshaw

Phil Hornshaw is a freelance writer, editor and author living in Los Angeles, dividing his time between playing video games, playing video games on his cell phone, and writing about playing video games. He’s also the co-author of So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel, which attempts to mix time travel pop culture with some semblance of science, as well as tips on the appropriate means of riding dinosaurs. Check out his profile.

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