E-commerce giant Amazon will launch its Android app store in India along with other countries including Australia, Brazil and Canada. The company announced that the addition is part of the global expansion of its appstore.
This international expansion is the latest in a series of Amazon Appstore for Android launches, the company said. Currently, the Amazon app store is available in US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan.
Developers can submit their apps to the store fore distribution and they will be made available in the coming months when the Amazon Appstore for Android launches internationally for consumers, the company said.
For developers, this would mean access to a large number of Amazon buyers. Developers who are looking to monetize their app, will have to go through a rather lengthy tax identity interview before your registration is accepted.The app distribution portal lets you upload apps and has a few nifty features the one which enables a developer to see all customer reviews for the app, by marketplace in a single location.
You can not price your app in Rupees yet. However, developers can price their apps in Canadian Dollars and Brazilian Reals for now. The ability to submit localized descriptions is also available today for Brazil (Portuguese), and will be available soon for Canada (French and English), Amazon said on its developer site.
Recently, Amazon announced its Mobile Ads API for creators to be able to monetize their apps and content. Amazon will also distribute its virtual currency- Amazon Coins to US Amazon customers in May, to spend on apps, games or in-app purchases. Developers will receive a revenue share for these purchases.
Recently, mobile ad network Inmobi launched its app distribution platform. Inmobi promises app developers access to nearly 200 app marketplaces around the world.