Amazon Appstore Developer Portal Hints at Future Plans
Amazon has opened an Appstore Developer Portal that will let developers sell and promote apps on Amazon.com. Though Amazon is offering a 70/30 split in revenue with developers, a common formula, Amazon will also let developers set a "list price" for an app, then tweak that price as the company sees fit. Amazon will vet apps before they are launched, and apps will be promoted as customers browse Amazon.com. Developers can start working with Amazon today after paying a $99 startup fee. Amazon has yet to officially announce a dedicated app store, but this Developer Portal seems to reveal the site's future plans.
Amazon Rolls Out New Appstore for Android Devices
Amazon has made available a new version of its Amazon Appstore mobile app for Android. Amazon says the Appstore has been rebuilt from the ground up with revised navigation tools.
Amazon to Sell Nextbit Robin for $299
Amazon is kicking off sales of the Nexbit Robin with a limited price. Anyone who buys the phone from Amazon between May 4 and May 10 will pay $299, rather than $399.
Amazon Underground Heralds 'Actually Free Apps'
Amazon today made available a new app that gives Android device owners access to totally free apps worth tens of thousands of dollars. Amazon Underground, which must be side-loaded directly from Amazon's web site, provides users with free versions of games and other apps that typically include fees of some sort.
HTC Offering 3 Months of Amazon Music Unlimited to U11 Buyers
HTC today said anyone who buys the U11 smartphone between now and the end of September will be rewarded with three months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. The service provides access to Amazon's library of millions of songs, which can be streamed to the U11.