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Amazon Releases Developer Stats Ahead of Expected Smartphone Launch

Wednesday Jun 18th 2014 by Developer.com Staff

Mobile development firms say they make as much from Kindle Fire as from other platforms.

On Wednesday, Amazon is widely expected to announce that it is releasing a smartphone. In the lead-up to the big event, the company put out a press release with new statistics about the Amazon Appstore and the Kindle Fire tablet. Here are some key takeaways:

  • Amazon Appstore has tripled its apps in the past year and now has 240,000. (By comparison Google Play and the Apple App Store are both over 1.2 million.)
  • 65 percent of developers surveyed said their total revenue from Kindle Fire is as good or better than other mobile development platforms.
  • 74 percent of developers surveyed said their average revenue per user per app from Kindle Fire is as good or better than other mobile development platforms.
  • 76 percent of developers said the Kindle Fire helps them find new users.

In related news, Blackberry has signed a deal that will bring Amazon Appstore to Blackberry devices.

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