Amazon’s Appstore in the U.S. has been to amass a fairly decent amount of success. It is quite popular, both with the users as well as the developers. Amazon claims that it currently hosts tens of thousands of apps as well as games. In one year since its launch, the company says that the store has witnessed unexpected success.
And now, Amazon has plans of going out of U.S. and expanding the influence of its Appstore to other regions. The next up on the list is Europe. According to the company, it is already accepting app submissions from developers of a number of European nations, including Italy, Spain, France, Germany and U.K.
According to the Vice President of Amazon Appstore, Jim Adkins, “We are thrilled at the success our developers have experienced on the Amazon platform in the last year.” And thus, building on this success, Amazon has now announced to launch a European Appstore during this summer.
Adkins further says, “Some developers have seen revenue double since the launch of In-App Purchasing. We’re excited to open the door to even more opportunity by expanding app sales outside the U.S. We see tremendous potential for current developers in our distribution program to grow with the international expansion. We also encourage new developers to join and participate in the platform’s growth.”
Amazon seems very hopeful with this new move since the Appstore really has gained much traction on the web and users tend to spend money on the apps. In-app purchases has also bolstered the growth of revenue, both for developers and Amazon.
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