The IGDA (International Game Developers Association) has warned Android game developers about Amazon’s Appstore, telling them to read Amazon’s terms carefully. They have been told to “educate themselves on the pros and cons of submitting content to Amazon”.
In their “important advisory“, the IGDA’s main concern is over the payment terms with Amazon. Amazon pays developers “the greater of 70% of purchase price or 20% of list price”. For reference, Amazon does not allow developers to set list prices in the way they can on other marketplaces. Like other Amazon-sold products, from TVs to toasters, the list price is set by Amazon. (more…)
Perhaps you’re wondering why there’s been no full review of Amazon Cloud Player on Android.AppStorm? It’s because we’re waiting to see whether Amazon is going to be allowed to continue. Last week, the streaming music app Grooveshark was kicked off the Android Market, and we’re wondering whether the same thing will happen to Cloud Player.
As we reported yesterday, Amazon Cloud Player for Android was released this week. It lets you store your music library in the cloud, and download any track to your phone at any time. Great concept, although it’s only available in the USA at the moment.
Are you using it? Vote in the poll, and if you use another similar service, let us know what you think in the comments below!
It’s been a good month for fans of Amazon and Android. Last week the Amazon Appstore was opened, and this week sees the launch of Amazon Cloud Player for Android, an app which lets you store your personal music collection in the cloud and access it on your phone, without having to connect to your computer’s library.
We’ve been expecting to see similar technologies from either Apple or Google for a long time, but there are still no clear signs on the horizon. So, has Amazon scooped the big two, or should we keep waiting for the manufacturers to get around to building their own services?
Amazon’s new Android app marketplace, the Amazon Appstore (why does that name sound familiar?) launched in the USA this week. Check out our full news post for more details.
Have you used it yet? Let us know by voting in the poll on the right, and share your first impressions in the comments!