Amazon.com paid apps will not update

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  1. BobC43

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    I picked up a few of the daily "free" apps from Amazon. Now, Android Marked posts to my phone some updates, but will not allow me to download them because I did not purchase them from the Market. When I go to Amazon, they do not show any updates available. Am I missing something about getting the App from the Market.
     
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    In Menu, Settings Applications do you have Unknown Sources checked?

    Edit: If you got them from Amazon you need to update them from Amazon. You will need that checked to do that.
     
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    Open the amazon app store and:

    Menu > My Apps > Update Available > Menu > More > Refresh My Apps

    That may bring up some stuff.

    The other thing to remember is that Amazon does approvals. So, they check the apps (and most likely the updates) before pushing them out to the store. In addition sometimes updates are market specific and not app store.
     
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    That's interesting. I wonder if they have ever not pushed a developer's update? And what kind of update would be Market specific?

    You learn something new every day on these forums.
     
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    There could be a further layer of "protection" afforded by Amazon so even if there's a newer version of an app on Market, that doesn't mean that Amazon has added it to their App Store yet.
     
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    Holy Crap! 1541 posts...you're my hero! :hail:LOL!
     
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    https://developer.amazon.com/help/faq.html;jsessionid=768408D5283C52D0BA90392C9F39A2DB#Approval Process and Content Guidelines

    That section of the FAQ goes into their approval process.

    As for different market updates. I think it has more to do with like billing or something. I just remember there was this one app that I got from amazon that had a market update, and the description was specific to the android market.
     
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    That's an interesting link. So - I have to ask - do you write apps or just like to read esoteric type writings?:icon_eek:
     
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    Yes I do, but thanks. It is not that I cannot download from Amazon, it is that they do not show the updates, but only the original versions.
     
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    I think it is that Amazon does not have the updates as these are simple popular apps
     
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    Keep in mind, the developer has to submit the app and future updates to each market. So a developer could choose to submit the update to the android market and not the Amazon app store.

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    Just experience I guess. I've been using Amazons appstore since it came out like a year ago, and noticed that it was slow with the updates.
     
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