Google Play has better search than the iOS app store, but Apple has better app discovery and content curation. It’s also much better at helping users evaluate app options, but trails the Amazon app store in a key usability score.
This morning, Distimo launched the first free and open API for app store data from almost every single app store that matters on the planet.
This is the latest move in Amazon’s worldwide expansion.
Why choose the Appstore? First, Kindles are still selling like hotcakes. Second, everyone with an Amazon account can buy apps in a single click. Third, globalization is now a relatively easy option.
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And what the data shows is that the top apps on Amazon are very, very different than Google Play.
Amazon is celebrating the first anniversary of its Android Appstore launch by putting a bunch of its most popular titles on sale. The company revealed that it now sports 31,000 apps on the store, up from 4,000 at launch, and that customers have purchased millions of apps.
After some back-and-forth between Amazon and Wattpad, a third party e-reader app, Kindle Fire owners can now use a different apps to read e-books on their device.
A ruling on Apple’s exclusive rights to the term “App Store” is due soon, and the outcome isn’t looking favorable for the Cupertino-based company.