Amazon Appstore Gets Simplified Pricing, International Rollout

Amazon Appstore Gets Simplified Pricing, International Rollout

Amazon is making some changes to its Appstore pricing structure that offer good news for Android developers. From now on, developers will get 70 percent of the list price for every app sold, including apps that Amazon sells for a discounted price. (However, developers won’t get paid for apps given away for free as part of the “Free App of the Day” program.) This takes the place of the previous, much-criticized payment plan which gave developers 70 percent of the sale price of an app or 20 percent of their requested price, whichever was higher.

Amazon is also expanding the Appstore to Europe. Later this summer, Android developers who list their apps with Amazon will be able to sell to customers in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Developers can begin listing apps created for these countries now. Amazon plans a wider international expansion in the future.

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