Leaked Doc Reveals Agreement for Amazon App Store
More evidence is rolling in that Amazon plans to start its own Android app store. This time, someone leaked the entire Terms & Conditions agreement for the upcoming store.
This document corroborates a report from anonymous sources who said Amazon was working on just such a project.
The Terms & Conditions also confirm many of the details about how Amazon will run the store. For instance, the document mentions the same compensation plan for developers (70 percent of purchase price), as well as the annual developer fee ($99).
The T&C also explicitly states that Amazon reserves the right to place digital rights management software in the apps and offer free versions to previous purchasers of an app, even if it has been pulled out of the Amazon app store. Amazon also stipulates that developers must release the app in their store at the same time they release it anywhere else, including in the Apple App Store.
What this leaked document doesn't tell us anything about is the devices Amazon plans to focus on. Presumably, the Android apps in Amazon's store would work on many devices, including the plethora of Android smartphones. But rumors of an Amazon Android tablet mean that the company could place significant emphasis on developing Android apps for its tablet.