Retail titan Amazon expands sales to Android apps
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Online retail titan Amazon on Tuesday began letting developers sell wares in games or other applications tailored for Android-powered gadgets.
Android Mobile Associates software kits let developers offer Amazon products for sale in applications, with as much as six per cent of the revenue going into their pockets.
"Until today, developers have only had three methods to monetize their apps or games: selling them outright, going 'freemium' with in-app purchasing or subscriptions, or using mobile ads," Amazon's Mike Hines said in a blog post.
"The Mobile Associates API allows developers to sell real products from the millions of items at Amazon." Amazon's own Android-powered Kindle Fire is among devices that allow in-app sales of the Seattle-based company's goods.