Amazon launched its app store for Android on March 22, 2011 in United States. It has been more than a year after the launch but the availability was strictly restricted to one particular region. The app store was launched with around 3000 apps with some of them being free, or either paid. The highlight of the Amazon app store was featuring a daily free app of high quality.
“Customers in the US have purchased millions of apps, games, in-app items and subscriptions since the store launched last year, and we’ve received great feedback about discovery features like Free App of the Day. We evaluate and test games and apps before making them available in the App store so we ensure customers have a great experience with the games and apps they purchase,” - said Jim Adkins, Vice President of Amazon App Store.
Starting today, Amazon has extended the availability to European customers too. The store will be made available in in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The content of the store will be localized as is the case with Google’s play store for Android apps.
“Amazon has spent years developing innovative features that help customers find and discover the products that are right for them and have applied that know-how to the Amazon App Store. We’re delighted to extend that experience to our European customers.”
The store also has a feature called “Test Drive” which allows you to try an app on your web browser by launching a virtual copy. The session remains valid for half an hour, and also gives users the feel of the app that they are buying thus giving reasons for the user, not to regret later.
You can post your views or read others opinion about the app, before selecting the one-click payment option. Hit the below provided link to access the Amazon app store for Android if you are residing in any of the above mentioned European countries.
Source : Guardian (UK)