January 27, 2015

Amazon Appstore Launches, Features "Test Driving" and Angry Birds Rio

Amazon has just launched their Android application store, dubbing it the “Amazon Appstore.” While some may argue that there is no need for another Android app store, the online shopping website’s app store packs some special features that may have you using their market on your phone for good. The site features the ability to “Test Drive” an application straight from your browser on your computer. Using only your mouse and keyboard, you can determine whether or not the app you are currently viewing is worth purchasing.

One app that will surely grab your attention is Angry Birds Rio, which is currently available exclusively on the Amazon Appstore for… drumroll please… FREE! The new member of the Angry Birds series of games in now available for no charge on the just-launched Amazon Appstore, so hit up the link below to get your copy. But hurry, as the offer is only for a limited time.  Looks like Amazon may have a gem with this store.

Angry Birds Rio

Source: TechCrunch



19 Comments

  1. Robert
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    Oddly, you have to be logged into the Amazon App Store in order to actually run Angry Birds Rio. If you download the app and then disassociate the device from your Amazon account, you can no longer play the game. That seems a bit…extreme. I’m curious if this behavior is somehow injected into every app downloaded from their app store or just coded into ABR? I haven’t investigated further yet.

    • Andy
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      Amazon’s website says “Deregister it only when another person is taking ownership of your device”. So they seem to be associating the app with the user not the hardware. I assume that means you can re-download purchased apps to a new phone for free?

      How does the Google App store handle this? If I remove my gmail ID does the phone keep the downloaded apps?

    • Andy
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      Amazon’s website says “Deregister it only when another person is taking ownership of your device”. So they seem to be associating the app with the user not the hardware. I assume that means you can re-download purchased apps to a new phone for free?

      How does the Google App store handle this? If I remove my gmail ID does the phone keep the downloaded apps?

  2. Robert
    Reply

    Oddly, you have to be logged into the Amazon App Store in order to actually run Angry Birds Rio. If you download the app and then disassociate the device from your Amazon account, you can no longer play the game. That seems a bit…extreme. I’m curious if this behavior is somehow injected into every app downloaded from their app store or just coded into ABR? I haven’t investigated further yet.

  3. Robert
    Reply

    Oddly, you have to be logged into the Amazon App Store in order to actually run Angry Birds Rio. If you download the app and then disassociate the device from your Amazon account, you can no longer play the game. That seems a bit…extreme. I’m curious if this behavior is somehow injected into every app downloaded from their app store or just coded into ABR? I haven’t investigated further yet.

  4. Anonymous
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    What a piece of crap. It doesn’t work outside the United States. And this is a *free* app! What a ripoff… Back to the real Market. At least there I can use “Market Access” and “Market Enabler”…

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