Amazon to expand Android app store to nearly 200 countries, including South Africa


Amazon has announced that the Amazon Appstore for Android will be expanding its reach in the next few months, coming to almost 200 countries. The really good news is that South Africa is definitely included in those ranks.

The Verge reports that markets that don’t have Amazon’s Kindle Fire on sale will still be able to access the app store, via their smartphones, a move which would allow Amazon to sell apps outside of Google’s Play Store.

The company is inviting developers to submit apps for approval prior to the rollout of the Amazon Appstore to new markets. Current developers will have their applications automatically distributed on the international market, unless they specifically request otherwise.

Mike George, Vice President of Apps and Games at Amazon, said in a statement “Amazon’s platform is a complete end-to-end solution for developers wanting to build, market and monetize 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 localized 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.”

Source: The Verge


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