For those of you crushed by the news that Flappy Bird was going MIA back in February, take heart: Flappy Bird is back. Flappy Birds Family has been released on the Amazon Appstore, but only for Fire TV. The game is meant to be played multiplayer and boasts the same simple gameplay that its predecessor did, all for free. While FBF is not yet available on the Google Play store, there have been mumblings that it will be added in the coming weeks.
One of the major driving forces of the Amazon Appstore — when it was first released — was the free app of the day. In the beginning, Amazon sported useful apps that if you were on the ball, saved you hundreds of dollars in purchases. However as time progress, the quality of free apps per day as since declined. However every so often, Amazon has promotions that brings back the chance of getting those useful apps for free. Starting today, Amazon is holding a promotion, through tomorrow, offering about a $100/£100 worth of apps for free.
Some notable apps include Plex, Accuweather Premium, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Splashtop Remote Desktop. Depending on whether you’re in the UK or the US, you have a few different apps to pick from, but for the most part they’re consistent. Hit the source to get to your respective deals.
source: Amazon (US), Amazon (UK)
Compared to last year, the Amazon Appstore has seen its selection triple. The company is announcing many milestones to show just how valuable the Appstore has become. The aforementioned growth, which pegs the selection at over 240,000 apps, was done largely due to the 200 countries where the Amazon Appstore is available. The apps can also be downloaded to Android devices and Amazon’s very own Kindle Fire lineup.
Revenue is key for developers and Amazon is proud to say that developing or porting apps for the Appstore is lucrative. In a recent survey of 360 developers, 65% found that their total revenue in the Amazon Appstore was equal with competing platforms. Many of those same developers even saw increased per user revenue with Kindle Fire devices. Clearly the reach of Kindle Fire devices thanks to Amazon’s massive online storefront does not hurt.
Hit the break for the full press release.
The Amazon app store has been hosting quite a few sales lately. Today, they have 12 music related apps for free (total value is over $40). They have apps for listening to music as well as creating music. There’s even something for the DJs out there.
Hit the break for the full rundown with links. This sale ends today, so be sure to get your downloads in by midnight.
I remember when the Amazon Appstore first launched back in 2011, I immediately installed it on my DROID X. Every morning, one of the first things I would do is check out what the Free App Of The Day was with anticipation. For those of us that have access to the Google Play Store, that got old pretty quickly. However, there are many people with a Kindle tablet that don’t have a choice. If you’re one of those people or you just like to use the Amazon Appstore, you will be happy to know that Amazon will be running some deals to celebrate the Appstore’s 3rd birthday.
The actual birthday is March 22, but the festivities have already begun.
Usually Amazon has a free app of the day to entice customers to utilize their Appstore. But today, the company is offering an additional eight applications to be picked up for absolutely nothing. And the apps available are quite impressive — Wheel of Fortune, Sonic Jump, and Wreck-It Ralph among others. Excluding the usual free app of the day, Amazon’s set of free apps total about $17.
Hit the break for the full list.
Sonic the Hedgehog fans, today is your lucky day. In the Google Play Store, you can purchase five games from the beloved franchise for up to 80% off. The sale runs from tomorrow, December 21, through New Year’s Day, January 1. Most of the games have been reduced to $0.99 or $1.99 while one game is now free.
Here are the prices with links to the Play Store:
- Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing — $0.99 from $3.99 [Play Store]
- Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 — $0.99 from $4.99 [Play Store]
- Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 — $0.99 from $1.99 [Play Store]
- Sonic CD — $0.99 from $2.99 [Play Store]
- Sonic Jump — FREE from $0.99 [Play Store]
Every day the sun may or may not come out, but one thing for sure is Amazon will have a Free App of the Day. I remember when the Amazon Appstore opened two years ago. It used to be one of the first things I checked every morning. Nowadays I rarely go to the Amazon appstore, but today might be one of those days to head back. Not only are they offering the usual Free App of the Day, which happens to be Cut the Rope, they are offering 10 additional apps for free as part of their Free App of the Day Greatest Hits. Hit the break for the full rundown.
We here in the States may have taken advantage of Amazon’s Appstore for a while now, but those abroad in Europe have not had the luxury of enjoying the alternative marketplace— until today. After what’s seemed like an eternity, Amazon announced today that it’s bringing its famed Appstore to the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain and gives those European customers access to Amazon’s selection of Android apps from phones and tablets. As an added bonus, Amazon will also be including those famed “Free App of the Day” like Angry Birds.
Hopefully Amazon’s increased exposure from the Appstore will give it a leg up on the European marketplace. We know you’re itching for more details, so hit the break to find the full presser from Amazon.
Kindle Fire owners should be pleased to know that the HBO Go app is now compatible with the device. Starting today, you can grab the HBO Go app from the Amazon Appstore and stream videos without having to use your browser. Unfortunately the app still doesn’t support other Android tablets but I imagine that future updates will slowly bring more tablet compatibility. For those of you Kindle Fire owners who also have a HBO subscription you can grab the app from the Amazon link below. Full press release and promo video after the break.