July 24, 2014

Amazon Sweetens the Pot for Developers, Waives $99 Fee

Amazon is doing their part to cozy up next to Android developers.  We recently saw the terms and conditions leak online which showed a $99 annual fee that devs were required to pay.  An email being sent out right now shows the online giant waiving the first year’s charges as a “token of their appreciation” for joining.  It’s not known whether this is for early sign ups, for everyone, or if it’scompletely random.  We’ve copied the body of an email for you after the break.

Are any of you developers on the fence about signing up?  Does this entice you just a little more?

We are pleased you joined the Amazon App Store program and as a token of our appreciation, you will not be required to pay the $99 program fee for your first year of participation in Amazon’s App Store program. Program fees for subsequent years will be due on the anniversary of the date you accepted the App Store Distribution Agreement.