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The Amazon Appstore is Going Global

17 April 2013

From The Amazon Media Room:

Amazon.com, Inc. continued the global expansion of its Appstore today by announcing that developers can now submit their apps for distribution in nearly 200 countries, including Australia, Brazil,Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa, South Korea, and even Papua New Guinea and Vatican City. These apps will be made available in the coming months when the Amazon Appstore for Android launches internationally for consumers.

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“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,” said Mike George, Vice President of Apps and Games at Amazon. “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 Amazoncustomers across the globe.”

Link to the rest at The Amazon Media Room

Passive Guy thinks the Kindle Fire will end up going everywhere the Amazon App Store goes.

According to MacStories, Amazon is already selling ebooks in 179 countries:


Link to the rest at MacStories


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7 Comments to “The Amazon Appstore is Going Global”

  1. Oh Noes!!!!

    Amazon is becoming Purple Tentacle!



    (either that, or providing services and products that people actually want, which is what they are doing – arguments for world domination and monopoly notwithstanding)

  2. I’m just glad to see that they are in Greenland. I was really worried about hitting that market. 🙂

  3. Interesting to see where that swath of gray – no Amazon penetration – flows. The mark of antipathy to the culture of the West?

    • In some cases (Cuba, North Korea) it’s trade embargoes, in some cases it’s dislike for the West or fear of cultural subversion. With China, it’s probably a mix of the Chinese desire for information control and western fear of piracy (though there is an Amazon China). Meanwhile, it seems as if Amazon does not operate in majorly muslim countries at all, not even secular ones like Turkey (which is a Nato member and US ally), though Bosnia, Kosovo and Albania seem to be included, in spite of being majorly muslim.

      And why is Corsica grey, considering it’s part of France? Ditto for the Canary Islands, which are part of Spain? Shouldn’t they be covered by Amazon FR or respectively ES?

    • Gave me the random question mark into my head as to whether coalition forces in the Middle East are able to buy and download books on their Kindles, phones, etc.

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