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Amazon have confirmed that they will be selling Android applications via its own Marketplace.

The Amazon Developer Program appears to work in the same way as Google’s Developer Program works, however it has an extra feature – Amazon will be checking the integrity of each application before it is released for sale which is perhaps a necessity now due to the recent outbreak of malware applications.

The Amazon Appstore will take 30% commission on applications or 20% of the list price – whichever is greater. Developers will also be given tools that allow them to track their products and monitor sales.

The store might appear later this month

http://www.mygreatandroid.com/phone_news/amazon-to-open-3rd-party-marketplace/

alternatively, scan the QR wink.gif
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The Amazon Appstore will take 30% commission on applications or 20% of the list price

I don't... quite understand the point of stating that. 30% commission from each sale is automatically greater than 20% of the list price, isn't it? Because that 30% commission is based on each sale at whatever price the sale is made...

App is initially $3, Amazon gets 30% commission.
App goes on sale for $2, Amazon gets 30% commission because it's still the same crap as 20% of the list price.

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I don't... quite understand the point of stating that. 30% commission from each sale is automatically greater than 20% of the list price, isn't it? Because that 30% commission is based on each sale at whatever price the sale is made...

App is initially $3, Amazon gets 30% commission.
App goes on sale for $2, Amazon gets 30% commission because it's still the same crap as 20% of the list price.

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Yea, but if they sold it on sale for $1 it'd be more at 20% of list price. It would really suck to say put an app up for $10 but it only sell for $1, you'd have to pay $2 to Amazon so you'd be losing money.
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Yea, but if they sold it on sale for $1 it'd be more at 20% of list price. It would really suck to say put an app up for $10 but it only sell for $1, you'd have to pay $2 to Amazon so you'd be losing money.

Which is where I found the flaw; I think Amazon failed to think that over lol.
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They'll probably change it before the app store become live.
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