When Amazon launched its Android Appstore earlier this year, many mobile developers rejoiced at the prospect of Amazon doing a better job than Google at helping them sell apps to Android users. It seems things haven’t quite gone to plan, at least if you believe the account of Swedish developer Bithack. It has pulled its apps from the Amazon Appstore, calling it a “disaster”. Why? Among the complaints are the fact that apps are not filtered by device – meaning people can download apps that don’t work on their particular Android handset – limited consumer feedback, a sluggish approvals process, and no ability to respond to incorrect user reviews. “From a developer perspective, I don’t see why anyone would choose to publish an app on Amazon Appstore. Similarly, I have yet to figure out why any user would switch to Amazon Appstore from Android Market.” Source: GigaOM

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