Amazon opens mobile app distribution portal to Japan
News On Japan via techcrunch.com -- Oct 05
Back in June Amazon officially opened its Appstore to international apps, adding support for software intended for the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Today it's expanded the international reach of the platform by adding Japan to the list of supported countries - describing this as "another significant addition". A Japanese Appstore launch is planned "later this year".
Developers building apps for Amazon's mobile products, such as its Kindle Fire and Fire HD tablets, can now submit apps to the ecommerce giant's Mobile App Distribution Portal for distribution in Japan. The portal enables developers the ability to select the countries where they would like their apps to be sold, set list prices per market and access various resources provided by Amazon. Amazon said it is waiving all first year fees for new developers.
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