Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Guide: Amazon Appstore for Non US users

Amazon few months ago launched its own web and mobile version of the own Android Marketplace called as the "Amazon Appstore".

The Amazon Android App Store gives away a paid application free for a day.But unfortunately it's limited to US customers only for the time being.

Modaco.com site admin Paul found a way to trick Amazon to get the Amazon Appstore.
All credits goes to him.

Step 1 - Create a Amazon account

First you need to create an Amazon.com account. Even if you have an amazon account its better to create a new one. Visit the Amazon.com sign in page and select 'No, I am a new customer'.

Step 2 - Setting up your billing address

Next you need to set up a US address, you do this on the Manage Address Book page. This MUST be a valid US address.

I used Google's HQ Address which is
'1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043'

Step 3 - Setting up your phone number

Since I have a Google Voice account. I used that number. You could type any number starting with +1. Easier than that.

Step 4 - Setting up your payment card

Use a test card number from one of the credit card providers, I used one of the PayPal test CC number

Step 5 - Install the AppStore on your device

After successfully creating the Amazon account. Amazon will mail you with the link to download the apk. Install the apk and Enjoy the free app a day

If anything goes wrong

  • Visit the Digital Orders Page page and you will see your pending purchases
  • Choose the option to retry the purchases, this time using your non-US card
  • The payments will complete and you will be able to download the apps on your device

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