Today Amazon announced that its Appstore is now available in 41 more territories across Asia, Africa and Oceania, which brings the total number of markets where the company is offering apps to 236. So now they are covering a much wider portion of the globe.
These additional markets may not be that important as far as revenue goes, but some of them are big mobile markets. Like Indonesia, Turkey, and Singapore for instance. The full list also includes Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Uzbekistan, and Yemen.
So this is great news for markets on that list, however depending on local restrictions, users may not be able to see and download all apps that are available. The Amazon Appstore is four years old now and hosts more than 240,000 applications for Android. Sure that is a lot of apps, but it’s still nowhere near the number of apps available in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store, which offer over 1 billion apps each. To put it in further perspective, it’s also a bit under the number of apps available in Microsoft’s Windows Phone Store, which has about 250,000.
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