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Amazon App Store's way of filtering malicious apps

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by EmSherlocked, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. EmSherlocked

    EmSherlocked Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 30, 2012
    Does anybody know how Amazon App Store scans/filters the apps (remove malicious apps) before they upload it to the store? something like Google Bouncer of Google Play? Thanks


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  2. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary

    Mar 5, 2010
    space alien ;)

    Hmm, never heard of Bouncer before--will have to check that out!

    I think that Amazon actually manually tests all new apps to make sure they work as advertised / submitted (or at least they used to).

    I've submitted a few apps to the Amazon app store and early on, it was quite a while before they were approved and I don't believe that it was because they were overwhelmed--I actually think they were testing out the various parts of the apps (in one case, I had a copyrighted image they pointed-out to me that I needed to update/replace before they would approve (it was a Batman logo, in case you were wondering :p). This actually impressed me quite a bit :).

    So, I don't know for sure the details, but here's a story from when they started about them vetting things: Amazon Is Vetting Android Apps for a New Online Store | NewsFactor Network.

    Oh, I forgot, in the developer console and for when an app is submitted, there's actually a section where they ask for details about how to test the app being submitted.

    I can only surmise that they also subject new submissions to some kind of virus scanner, too--would not surprise me in the least and I would actually be surprised if they didn't.

    Cheers and I hope that helps! :)
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