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Many Devs Earn More on Amazon Appstore Than Android Market

Many Devs Earn More on Amazon Appstore Than Android Market

While the Amazon Appstore is less than a year old, many developers are finding that listing their apps with Amazon has been very lucrative. According to a new report from Disitmo, of the 110 top apps in both the Amazon Appstore and the Android Market, 42 earn more money through Amazon. While paid downloads comprise just 32 percent of all downloads through the Android Market, 65 percent of the Amazon downloads are paid.

Downloads from the Amazon Appstore jumped up fourteen-fold in December following the release of the Kindle Fire tablet. The new tablet also encouraged more mobile development pros to create apps for Amazon’s store: 50 percent of the apps on the Amazon Appstore do not appear in the Android Market.

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