Amazon Appstore celebrates first anniversary, discounts galore

Its Amazon Appstore’s birthday today and you know what that means, discounted apps. Launched last year with some 4,000 apps, the Amazon Appstore now has about 31,000 apps and still counting.

So for all its customers Amazon has reduced the prices of some apps which will be available for the reduced price for a week. But there is a catch, first an app goes on sale today, tomorrow, two apps will go on sale, on the third day three apps will be discounted and so on.

The list of apps on sale right now includes:

  • Fruit Ninja
  • Wolfram Alpha
  • Splashtop Remote Desktop
  • Dr. Seuss’s The Shape of Me and Other Stuff
  • TuneIn Radio Pro
  • The Lost City
  • AccuWeather Platinum
  • Jamie Oliver’s 20 Minute Meals

Amazon is also having a sweepstakes in which it is giving away eight Kindle Fire tablets by March 31st.

Check out some statistics Amazon shared:
  • The Appstore’s most downloaded application was Cut the Rope, followed by Angry Birds and Where’s My Water?
  • Each day the Appstore offered 1 paid application for free. If you never missed those promos, you have saved $1,000
  • The Amazon Appstore allows you to test drive an app. Users spent 7,700,000 minutes test driving applications
  • Games are the most popular app category followed by entertainment and productivity
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