The App Store Times, Issue 5
Well. Well. Well. It was been an active old week past. Let see some of the more interesting things in the app world.
Amazon’s Hard Sell!
Amazon has been cold calling top developers from Google Play to try poach them over to the Amazon Appstore. Whoa. Well that’s what I thought. Then I remember that this is Amazon and it’s run by Jeff Bezos then the ‘whoa’ shrunk away.
Amazon are winners. They will do what ever they need to survive and to beat the competition. You can see this in how they operate their business. pretty much every penny of profit is reinvested into infrastructure so that they can be the best and beat everyone else.
Having the best appstore depends on the quality of the apps so cold calling top developers really shouldn’t come at a surprise.
Batten Down The Hatches; There Could Be A Flood of apps…
…from Chrome. Google has released a tool that allows Chrome app developers to release their apps into Google Play.
Looks like Google Play is going to get busier! Like Amazon’s move this is aimed at increasing the number of quality app developers for the Google Play app store, the more high quality the content, the happier the user and the happier the Googles.
More Amazon Tricks
That’s a bit harsh. It’s not really a trick, more of another attempt to get developers to mosey on over to Amazons Appstore.
If you’ve got an HTML5 site you can now submit it to the Amazon Appstore. This may not get you instant sales but it should get you more users. Then it’s up to you to use your marketing savy to turn your new users into ‘£10’ers’.
Where’s The Money? …Not In Portable Gaming Anyway
Apps Store Vs Console
App Annie has released data showing that App Store and Google Play have gaming spend out stripped dedicated portable game console spend. To some of use this might be new news but if you saw Nintendo’s profit warnings last week it comes as no surprise.
Unknown FACT: Intel had An App Store.
Sometimes you don’t know something exists until it’s gone! Apparently Intel are closing the app store, probably because nobody used it, to focus on the innovations of the future…PC. Yes. You just heard my jaw drop. I think we will leave here. If you are interested in reading more about Intel’s App Store Google ‘App Up’.
Samsung is out for our kids. I don’t mean that in a creepy way. They’ve created a tablet specifically for schools. The tablet integrates into the Google Play for Education system which makes setup for teachers easier…apparently.
This comes some months after Samsung did it’s deal with Fingerprint, a kids app network. Samsung are doing a huge push into education. Get’em while they are young!
Amazon has been crowned king of the app news this week. Tune in next week for some more of the useful news. Oh. And if anyone figures out what ‘easier for teachers means’ chip in below.