Amazon announced that the number of apps on its app store has nearly tripled as compared to a year ago to include more than 240,000 apps and games, which are now available in around 200 countries.
Amazon is still far behind inp terms of numbers compared to rivals including Google Play store and Apple App Store – both of which accounts for around 1.2 million apps, the store says the number of developers signing up for its “Appstore” every month has also almost doubled from last year.
In an Amazon commissioned IDC survey conducted among 360 smartphone and tablet apps developers, 65 percent of the developers said their total revenue on Kindle Fire is the same or better than with other platforms; 74 percent of those said the Average Revenue per App/User is the same or better on Kindle Fire as compared to other platforms; and 76 percent said the Kindle Fire helped them connect with new market segments.
“Developers tell us that they experience improved reach, greater monetisation, and, often times, higher revenue when they have their apps and games in the Amazon Appstore,” said Amazon VP of Appstore and games Mike George.
“Amazon’s Appstore can help developers distribute their apps on Android devices all over the world. It’s a great time for developers to bring their apps to the Amazon Appstore.”
The statistics comes right in time when the e-commerce retailer is all set to hold a big media event in Seattle this Wednesday, where the company is expected to unveil its first-ever smartphone.