This is a story about developers making a bad business choice, and they should take most of the blame. But ’s sounds awful. These three points from the article stood out the most to me:

  1. Amazon gets to set the price of your app to whatever they want, without any input from you, or even the chance to reject their price.
  2. Amazon re-writes your description, and in some they even make up things.
  3. You can’t remove apps from their store! You have to ask them for permission via an email.

I can’t imagine giving up that much control. Whoever’s running Amazon’s Appstore either doesn’t understand developers or has no respect for them. This is a signficantly different approach than ’s. Despite the approval process (which I like overall ), respects developers’ pride in their work and their desire for control over it.

There will always be something to fill Amazon’s inventory, but we’ll probably see very few high-quality or highly functional apps. As we’re seeing in the rest of the Android world, that can cause serious problems with customer satisfaction, customer retention, and return rates.

Read the rest here:
→ Amazon Appstore: Rotten To The Core