- Microsoft allows any developer with an Amazon Appstore developer account to submit apps for distribution on Windows 11.
- Developers will first have to submit their applications for testing.
- This should significantly increase the number of Android apps available on Windows 11.
In February 2022, the Amazon Appstore launched in public beta on Windows 11. Initially, users only had access to about 50 Android apps. But after removing certain restrictions, users will now have access to thousands of Android apps.
Microsoft announced today that a change is coming to the Amazon Appstore in Windows 11. The company now allows any developer with an Amazon Appstore developer account to submit an app for Windows 11 distribution. Accordingly, Windows 11 users are likely to see a significant influx of apps for Android they can download.
As mentioned earlier, when the app store became available to the public, there were only about 50 Android apps that were compatible with Windows 11. Microsoft later increased the number to over 20,000 apps. Currently, the Amazon Appstore has more than 50,000 Android apps, but they won’t be available immediately.
Before they are ready to run on Windows, developers will have to submit their applications for testing. To make the process easier, Microsoft has provided guides on how to make your apps compatible with the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA). These guides focus on window resizing and native mapping to accommodate a different form factor.
Currently, the Amazon Appstore is available in 31 countries in nine markets. This includes the US, Japan, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Canada, Australia and Germany. Microsoft also announced that users will now be able to get AI-generated review summaries that summarize customer reviews and highlight details at the top.