Amazon App Store for Android

The Amazon App Store opened today amid much controversy.

My ears perked when I heard about the daily special:  Amazon is offering one paid app for free every day. I believe people want something in return for for liking, checking in and downloading so I’m intrigued.

Today the free app is Angry Birds Rio. My kids love to play Angry Birds if they can get their hands on my phone which is rare but I’ll take Amazon’s offer of a free app for their pleasure.

It wasn’t easy getting the Amazon App to my phone. I had to jump through a few hoops. They could have made it as simple as clicking on a QR Code like REI.

Instead you have to go here and click on:

  1. Get started
  2. Enter your email or phone number to receive download link.
  3. Retrieve email on your Android phone and download.

You might be prompted to change your application settings to “Allow installation of non-Market applications”

Menu>Settings>Applications>Enable the option “Unknown Sources”.  The “Unknown” being Amazon.

I can see myself using Amazon to purchase apps. I have never bought an app and I’ve had my phone for 8 months. Since I already had an Amazon account, this will be the way I purchase apps in the future if all goes well. Will you use it?

Special Note: ATT Wireless does not support the Amazon App Store for Android.

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About Anjanette Wiley

Runner, Co-founder @RiverRunClub, vegetarian, being ladylike is not my forte.

Posted on March 22, 2011, in apps. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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