Amazon Massively Expands Global App Distribution

On Wednesday, took another significant step forward in the global expansion of its Appstore.

This morning, the online retail giant confirmed that developers can now submit their apps for distribution in nearly 200 countries.

Among the freshly inducted nations into the Amazon app family are Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa, South Korea, Papua New Guinea and Vatican City.

These apps will be made available in the coming months when the Amazon Appstore for Android launches internationally for consumers.

Amazon says that its registered developers who want international distribution will have their apps automatically made available for download, unless they designate otherwise.

“Amazon’s platform is a complete end-to-end solution for developers wanting to build, market and monetize their apps and games on Kindle Fire and Android devices,” says Mike George, Vice President of Apps and Games at Amazon. “Allowing developers to target distribution of their apps and games in even more international countries is yet another important milestone as we strive to serve consumers and developers globally.”