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In comparison, the Amazon App Store only has around , apps by 75, publishers, as of Spring Despite there being a smaller pool of apps on the Amazon App Store, developers still need to utilize ASO best practices to make sure that their app is discoverable.
For developers, both marketplaces are a viable source to gain new potential users. Adding a new account and switching between them in the Play Store is actually pretty easy. You CAN switch from the app's settings, but it's even quicker to go to your "my apps" screen the button at the top, that looks like a download icon.
Once there, on the "All" tab, it should show your gmail address. Just tap on that, and it gives you the option to add a new account. If you've already done this, you also have the option to switch to any account you've added, just by tapping on it.
Also, I'm pretty sure that switching accounts is isolated to the Play Store, so you won't be automatically getting stuck with all your wife's contacts, just because you forgot to switch back, in the Store. And since the Play Store doesn't "phone home", all apps installed will work just fine, regardless of which account was used to purchase them, or which is currently selected in the store app.
If you travel via air and want to use your phone or tablet with apps bought with Amazon the apps do you no good because if you are not connected to the internet and amazon app store you cannot use the apps bought in Amazon app store.
With Google Play Store you can use the apps not connected to the internet. Also, when you uninstall Amazon AppStore, you can't play any of the games that you have downloaded with it. Basically, if you paid for an app with Amazon, you are stuck using their service. You'll have to pay for it twice if you want to switch to Google Play. I know Amazon offers 1 free app a day but there are google play alternative apps to this such as AppGratis.
I just got Cerberus for free. The advantages are situational, but I generally come down on the side of using the Play Store for apps. I do own a Fire, but also I own 13 other Android devices that directly support Google's app store. Google Apps administration means that I have remote wipe authority over devices on my account. That's a big point in Google's favor, albeit only indirectly related to app purchases.
As an End user and as an Apps administrator, I can push apps out to devices from the web, even to multiple devices. This makes setting up new devices very fast and straightforward. Amazon can also install apps from the web, but only once the Amazon App store has been installed.
The Amazon App store is missing some pretty freaking critical apps. My Kindle Fire ultimately had to be rooted. I wasn't going to have an Android device that didn't support the licensed Gmail, Calendar and Youtube apps. Not just because they're the "official" tools but because I did not want to have software on one device that behaved differently from all my others. This for me is the biggest argument in favor of Amazon. It's also a good idea to comparison shop App Stores if you're buying an expensive app.
Amazon kind-of supports App Gifting. Google does not. Which is great for the vanishingly small number of devices that can be assumed to have Amazon App Store support installed.
A problem with Amazon is the country restriction - Free app is not available in Sweden. The same with a lot of paid apps.
The good thing is you can use gift cards - esp good for kids who do not have a card. Amazon is known to modify some of their apps to check to make sure amazon appstore is installed and not run if it's not present I purchased grooveip from amazon because it was a dollar cheaper only to find it won't run unless the appstore is present You did not include other alternate app stores like GetJar.
That said I agree with your assessment mostly. You leave out one detail in that Amazon apps have to phone home regularly to continue to be usable. If you happen to be traveling with no network connection like on a plane you might not be able to use your app again until you reach your destination.