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Amazon AppStore Trumps Google Android Market for Developers Choice

Amazon AppStore is fast becoming a more beneficial option to top mobile application developers than Google's Android Market, with many pulling in more profits from the Amazon service.

The news was uncovered by app analyst firm, Distimo, and according to its findings the number of applications available in the retail giant's AppStore is increasing rapidly on a daily basis.

The report by Distimo also claimed that 42 out of the 110 top revenue-earning apps from both the app stores were from Amazon's AppStore, despite the fact that the Android Market has near about 14 times more products in comparison to what the relatively low-profile AppStore has to offer. However, the pricing strategies and policies adopted by Amazon and Android market differ, with the Amazon AppStore comprising more paid Apps than those that are free - whilst the Android market has more free Apps than paid ones.

Reports suggest that in the last few months, the Android Market has seen a 2% decline in their paid apps sales while the percentage of paid Apps in the Amazon AppStore has remained steady.

Mariel Norton is a self-confessed girly geek with a penchant for technology, and joins ITProPortal with just over a year's experience under her online belt. A copywriter by day and a freelance writer by night/weekend, Mariel is an avid volunteer - lending her charitable services throughout the world. Specialising in social media, apps, and video games, Mariel hopes to intertwine her love of technology with the English language to produce amusing anecdotes of ambiguous algorithms and alliteration