Amazon App Store Woes
Like many of you out there I have been bitten by the bug. I’m not much of a gamer, but these simple yet seemingly strategy based games has me hooked. Specifically Angry Birds.
I’ve got both on my phone now. How grateful I am that I have a phone that can handle having both installed.
So when I heard there was going to be a third version of the game I couldn’t wait. Then I found out that it was only going to be on the amazon app store… that’s disappointing, as I don’t like to install other kinds of apps just to get one app, but for this game I would suffer.
So it downloads the Amazon application, no problem. I have an Amazon account, never used it, but but I have one. From the app I tell it to download Rio… here’s where it takes some time.
I thought it was taking time because I was free, and maybe I might still have to include some kind of payment information. But no, this is what I saw:
I test out a few other apps all with the same problem. This is frustrating… albeit not as frustrating when we weren’t allowed paid apps in Canada in the early days, and but still.
What really irks me is that this game is available ONLY through this market (gotta be careful calling it an app store, don’t want to get sued). And the game isn’t regularly free, and by the time they figure out how to include us Canadians in their system the promo will be over.
Any more of this “US only” going around (have you tried Google Books?) and I might have to look into webOS or WP7 (I’m hoping to be able get my hands on a version of one the phones to do a comparison).