Amazon is offering $50 credit for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to developers who submit their apps to the Amazon Appstore for Android between now and November 15.
Of course, with the Amazon Kindle tablet on the horizon, the scheme is thought to be an attempt from the book giant to ramp up its library before the potential iPad-puncher arrives.
So what can developers do with their $50 credit? Amazon explains: “AWS delivers a set of simple building block services that together form a reliable, scalable, and inexpensive computing platform “in the cloud”.
“With AWS, developers can easily access a scalable and cost-effective cloud computing resources through simple API calls or with the use of the AWS Mobile SDK for Android (and iOS).”
The Amazon Kindle tablet is still very much unofficial, but one writer recently got his hands on one. The first model will be 7in, probably single-core, and with no cameras. Sounds fairly modest, but it’s expected to launch at $250.
Recent rumours suggest the Amazon Kindle tablet will arrive in late November. Is there any relevance in the November 15 closing date for Amazon’s $50 scheme? Time will tell, amigos.