Amazon opens app store for Developers

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  1. danDroid

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    Amazon has open the doors for Android Developer Registrations as the beginning of the Amazon Android Market begins to take shape. It will certainly be interesting to see how the Amazon App Market differs from Google's current Android Market. Amazon investor's should be happy as it opens up an entire new revenue stream for the giant online retailer. At the end of the day, I believe it will be a good thing for the Android Community as it will continue to spread awareness and offer end users more choices. Here are some details of the new market outlined by TechCrunch:

    1. Amazon is taking an approach that is more in line with Apple’s. Developers who wish to appear on Amazon’s store have to get approval (Amazon says that the process is currently taking about a week).
    2. Amazon says that it can offer recommendations using the technology that already exists on Amazon.com.
    3. Payments unsurprisingly will be done using Amazon’s one-click payment system (which already has tens of millions of credit cards on file)
    4. Customers will be able to browse through applications from their phone or on Amazon.com using their desktop computers, and they’ll be able to ‘send’ applications they buy to their mobile device.

    How does Google feel about the new competition? They responded with:

    Source: TechCrunch.com
     
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    Sounds interesting! :)
     
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    Android is an open platform – and entities other than Google are free to create their own content and marketplaces, much like the web.
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