Amazon Deploys Ability To Test-Drive Apps On Its Mobile App Store

Amazon Deploys Ability To Test-Drive Apps On Its Mobile App Store


Beating Apple to the punch on a feature which is still wanted by many who use iOS, online retailer and maker of the Kindle – Amazon – has this week deployed a new feature for its mobile ‘App Store’ which now allows a user to test-drive applications downloaded, before that user actually commits to purchase said application(s).

The news arrives via Android Central (via iClarified), who reports that whilst such a feature has been live on the firm’s desktop-based ‘App Store’ for some time, today’s update results in the first time that the functionality has been available to users of the firm’s mobile Android App Store.

Meanwhile, those on iOS are left with Apple’s ‘Lite’ system, which sees developers have to provide an altogether separate version of their application at a relatively low(or in some cases FREE) – price point, in order to allow those interested in buying premium versions of their app(s) the ability to test drive their app’s main features.

While this system works for the most part, the excess amount of applications this creates for users to sift through on the iTunes App Store has recently been seeing some renewed attention, with most hoping Apple one day soon comes up with a better method of test-driving applications designed for iOS.