Amazon has yet to publically comment about the recent heated discussions regarding Apple’s App Store and In-App Purchase discussion wars. Chuck Toporek of Addison Wesley/Pearson has posted on his personal blog explaining why this may be so.
Amazon’s Kindle for the Web (beta) has been around since September 2010, giving users an alternative to a Apple’s iOS app. Toporek writes that his Kindle for Web tests worked great for the Mac desktop and the iPad, while the iPhone “takes a little extra work, but it can be done.” Because it’s still in beta, full book texts are not yet available but if Amazon were to leave the App Store, it has a solution already set up.
If developers and companies making apps would ever decide to leave the App Store (if and when Apple doesn’t clear up the airwaves), web apps could gain more popularity. Sites like OpenAppMarket could be a solution for companies wanting to sell and distribute their apps away from Apple’s App Store. OpenAppMkt is an app store for HTML5 mobile apps and “the easiest way to discover and install mobile web apps on the Open Web, where freedom reigns and dreams come true.”
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