Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is announcing today that developers can submit their Android apps to the Amazon Mobile App Distribution Portal for distribution in Japan later in the year. App developers can head over to the distribution portal website to sign up.
Jim Adkins, the vice president of the Amazon Appstore, commented on Amazon’s expansion of this service to Japan:
Opening our portal to app and game developers looking to reach Japanese customers is an important milestone as we strive to serve consumers and developers globally. Many of our existing developers are anxious to localize their apps and games for Japanese consumers, and we look forward to working with new developers that have been waiting for a chance to bring their Japanese content to the Amazon platform.
Amazon hopes to continue international expansion of its Appstore, and it will be interesting to see if the company looks to any other Asian markets in the near future. The company tends to be very patient (read ‘slow’) in moving into overseas markets, so while China or Korea might appear to be a logical next step, I wouldn’t hold my breath.
But from a developer’s point of view, being able to reach mobile customers in Japan now. This is in addition to the other countries where Amazon has also recently expanded, including the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, and Germany.
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