Amazon Appstore has served up “millions” of apps, Cut the Rope top earner

By Brenna Hillier
20 March 2012 05:28 GMT

Online retail giant Amazon is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its App Store service with some special deals.

“Customers have used the Amazon Appstore to test drive and buy millions of apps and games for their Kindle Fire and other Android devices in the first year alone,” Appstore director Aaron Rubenson said in a statement.

For comparison purposes, Apple’s App Store, which is the only legitimate source of software for iOS as opposed to Android’s more open approach, recently passed 25 billion downloads.

Elsewhere, Amazon went into hard figures; the number of apps available on the store had grown from 4,000 to over 31,000 in the past year, and the total value of the service’s free app of the day has reached over $1,000. Games remain the most popular category on the store, as evidenced by the charts below.

    Top Paid Apps (over the last 12 months)
  1. Cut the Rope
  2. Angry Birds (Ad-Free)
  3. Where’s My Water?
  4. Angry Birds Rio (Ad-Free)
  5. Angry Birds Seasons (Ad-Free)
  6. Plants vs. Zombies (Kindle Fire Edition)
  7. Fruit Ninja
  8. SCRABBLE (Kindle Fire Edition)
  9. UNO (Kindle Fire Edition)
  10. TETRIS
    Top Free Apps (over the last 12 months)
  1. Angry Birds Free
  2. Netflix
  3. Solitaire
  4. Fruit Ninja Free
  5. Angry Birds Seasons Free
  6. Bubble Buster
  7. Little Piano Free
  8. Roller Lite
  9. Jewels
  10. Hangman Free

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