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Amazon Appstore distribution expands to almost 200 countries

Amazon Appstore distribution expands to almost 200 countries
Zen Terrelonge


Apps / April 17th 2013 at 10:37AM

Studios now able to push apps in Australia, Brazil, Canada and more.

For months, Amazon has been continually pushing its Appstore for Android, introducing virtual currency, in-app purchases, a testing centre and more.

Having opened the US-only platform to European developers last summer, Amazon says devs can now submit their apps for distribution in almost 200 countries, including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa, South Korea, among others.

Appstore for Android will launch internationally for consumers in the coming months, which is when apps submitted for global distribution will be made available.

Amazon claims developers are experiencing strong monetisation thanks to its platform enhancements, with GameCircle – a hub that tracks players' achievements and the like – noted as being a key contributor. A study of over 500 games that use in-app purchasing found GameCircle-enabled games earn more average revenue per user than non-GameCircle games.

Mike George, VP of apps and games at Amazon, said: "Amazon’s platform is a complete end-to-end solution for developers wanting to build, market and monetise their apps and games on Kindle Fire and Android devices. Allowing developers to target distribution of their apps and games in even more international countries is yet another important milestone as we strive to serve consumers and developers globally.

"Many of our existing developers have localised their apps and games for international consumers, and we look forward to working with new developers that have been waiting to bring their apps to more Amazon customers across the globe."

Interested developers should visit the Amazon Mobile App Distribution Portal for more information.