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Building Mobile Apps With AWS? Submit Them to the Amazon Appstore!

by Jeff Barr | on | in Developer Tools | | Comments

I blogged about our new AWS SDK for Android a few weeks ago. The response to the SDK has been quite good and I expect to start hearing about some great apps and success stories before too long.

If you are using the SDK to build an Android application, I would like to encourage you to join our new Appstore Developer Program and to submit your application for review. Once your application has been approved and listed, you’ll be able to sell it on before too long (according to the Appstore FAQ, we expect to launch later this year). If you join the program now we’ll waive the $99 annual fee for your first year in the program.

You can list both free and paid applications, and you’ll be paid 70% of the sale price or 20% of the list price, whichever is greater. You will be paid each month as long as you have a balance due of at least $10 for US developers and $100 for international developers. The Amazon Developer Portal will provide you with a number of sales and earnings reports.

The store will provide rich merchandising capabilities. Each product page will be able to display multiple images and videos along with a detailed product description.

You may also want to check out the Amazon Appstore Developer Blog.

— Jeff;