The Amazon Appstore is officially one year old. On its first birthday, Amazon has revealed that the store now boasts more than 31,000 apps and “millions” of downloads. At launch a year ago, the alternative to the Android Market/Google Play had just 4,000 apps.
“We expected that the Amazon Appstore would be a success, and it’s been evidenced in the growth of the revenues since the launch,” said Adam Flanders of mobile development firm Glu Mobile. “We have seen revenues from Amazon grow by over 1,000 percent in the four months since the Kindle Fire launched alone.”
As part of the anniversary celebration, Amazon is putting some popular apps on sale.