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About three months ago, we set off on a little experiment into the world of the Amazon App Store. Back then people were hailing it as the solution to the problems with the Google Market, industry pundits like Andy Ihnatko called it ‘An Excellent Work in Progress‘.

Amazon's biggest feature by far, has been their Free App Of The Day promotion. Publicly their terms say that they pay developers 20% of the asking price of an app, even when they give it away free. To both consumers and naive developers alike, this seems like a big chance to make something rare in the Android world: real money. But here's the dirty secret Amazon don't want you to know, they don't pay developers a single cent.
http://gizmodo.com/5827315/amazon-ap...en-to-the-core
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Sheesh. That kinda sucks for the dev's. I have 104 of the free apps they've given out. Not all but most. Some I just didn't care to even grab. I enjoy the free app a day deal they have going on, but I always wondered if they were giving any credit to the hard work put into making apps.
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I'm a huge Amazon fan...kinda surprised to read about this. It's very un-Amazon to screw over anyone.
 
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Apple is SO suing them. Isn't stealing App Store enough, they want to steal their developer/consumer screwing tactics too?
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Apple is SO suing them. Isn't stealing App Store enough, they want to steal their developer/consumer screwing tactics too?
Apple has a patent for that.
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lol @ comments after the article
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Apple is SO suing them. Isn't stealing App Store enough, they want to steal their developer/consumer screwing tactics too?
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Apple has a patent for that.
I lol'd.
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amazon's app store doesnt work on at&t anyway
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amazon's app store doesnt work on at&t anyway
XDA fixed that for me.
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wow, that seriously sucks
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