‘Amazon Underground’ To Offer Paid Apps, Games Free On Android
Amazon has come up with a new business model offering paid apps as free to Android users. It has come up with a name called Amazon Underground, which is actually an app and offers free apps and games to in-app purchases.
Users will be buying virtual currency and items as well, but the retail giant is said to be paying for those. This may pave a way for it to say a slogan, “Actually Free.”
Amazon said they have worked out with app and game developers to make available those free to Android users, but make them payment on a per-minute played basis.
The games offered include Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions, Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride, Goat Simulator and Angry Birds Slingshot Stella. In the free apps segment the OfficieSuite Professional 8 ins included.
It is being said Amazon will be paying the developers $0.002 per minute of usage. A revenue forecasting calculator has also been published by the company to help developers calculate how much money their app can make.
For users the condition to get the categorized app or games free is to download those directly from Amazon. Ads will be seen when the apps will be launched first.
As of now the Amazon Underground will be made available in four countries, which are US, UK, France and Germany.