Before phone launch, Amazon touts 3x app store growth, developer satisfaction

Gigaom

With Amazon expected to announced its smartphone later this week, now might be a good time for the company to boost developer interest. So it’s not likely a coincidence that the company released a study by IDC on Monday — that Amazon(s amzn) itself commissioned — showing that current app makers are very satisfied with Amazon’s AppStore. And if that wasn’t enough, the company says the number of apps it now offers has tripled in the past year with 240,000 titles to choose from.

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IDC chatted with 360 developers about their experience selling apps for the Kindle Fire tablets. Here’s a summary of the happy news:

  • 65% of developers said that Total Revenue on Kindle Fire is the same or better than developers’ experience with other platforms.
  • 74% of the same developers said that Average Revenue per App/User is the same or better on Kindle Fire than other platforms.
  • 76%…

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