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Learning Android™ Application Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Building Android Applications by Jorge Hernandez, Justin McLean, James Talbot

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12. Selling Your Bike: Using Google Play and the Amazon AppStore

Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades.

The Cannibal, Mr. Eddy Merckx

Google Play is the largest marketplace for Android developers with over 1 million applications available for download. The Amazon AppStore is a distant second with around 100,000 applications. However, even Google says that app developers should consider alternative means of distribution for their application and the Amazon Appstore is non exclusive, which means developers can have applications on both marketplaces. In this chapter, you will focus on strategies to get your Android application noticed on both Google Play and the Amazon Appstore, and you will look at the advantages and disadvantages of each market. ...

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