Amazon’s app store may not be as big as Google’s play store, but it’s still a great place to get apps and Amazon’s CEO has just announced that the app store now has over 200,000 apps available to users. That may seem like small potatoes compared to what were used to but you have to remember that there are a lot more developers making apps for the play store as it’s a more popular platform. With that said, it’s nice to see the Amazon app store gaining growth in app numbers, because it means that we’ll see more likely candidates for the free app of the day, which is one of the best things about the app store.
According to Jeff Bezos, the Amazon app store is now three times the size than it was just a year ago. That’s actually pretty amazing, but not too surprising considering the amount of kindle fire tablets they sell at the Amazon website, and the efforts they have put in to draw in app developers. The app store is also now accessible in over 200 countries globally, another great things for consumers who choose Amazon’s tablets over other option around the world. There is still plenty of room for growth with there largely being a gap of over 800,000 apps between the Amazon app store and the competition from Google and Apple, but they are making progress and still adding more apps to their library and will continue to do so hopefully for a while.
While the Amazon app store may not have as many apps under its belt as other competing markets, it surely must have less low quality apps as well. Amazon reportedly focuses more on the quantity of their app content rather than pumping out large numbers of apps to add to the library of available downloads. We won’t disagree with what Amazon is doing if it means less terrible apps to sift through. Amazon’s app store is built in to every single kindle fire tablet that ships, and is available for download for non-amazon devices from Amazon’s website. Do any of you use the Amazon app store for apps? Is the play store the only place for you, or are you like me and keep the Amazon app store around for the free app of the day?