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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Vanquished, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Vanquished

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    Anyone know why the Amazon version of Tank Hero doesn't have OpenFeint?
     

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    The Amazon version is 1.2.1
    The Android version is 1.3.4

    Looks like Amazon is really old.
     
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    Which is odd because the Openfeint version of the game came out before the appstore did, if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    The Amazon Appstore is a walled garden like it's sister App Store on iOS (I wonder if I pissed Steve Jobs off just then). So, when building the Appstore, I wonder if Amazon just downloaded a bunch of apps from the Android Market and reposted them in their own app store. And from then on out, they would take apps by submission only. That may be why they have a really old version of it.

    Come to think about it, the apps on the Amazon Appstore don't seem to be updated all that often. It makes me think that they did just copy a bunch of apps without the devs knowing, so the devs don't bother to update them...just the Android Market ones.
     
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    One of the problems with apple's walled garden is that every time an app is updated it needs to be resubmitted for approval, which can take several months in some cases.

    As a result app store versions of apps can be several versions behind the versions available to jailbroken phones from the developers own website, so quite often the versions on the app store contains bugs that were fixed by the developers months ago. It's the price you pay.

    Assume amazon has the same problem.
     

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