The Amazon appstore was said to have only 3800 apps in store. This seems to be a small number, considering that you can find, using any files search engine like FindFile.net, http://www.findfiles.net , a few thousand free Android apps for downloading in the net.
i think everyone should just get over it, deal with more important problems and get a bloody life
SOSmonster, 25 Mar 2011Grats you know how to copy/paste. Now make a valid point?calm down buddy.
Jteve Sobs, 22 Mar 2011Just for the record, the last I checked, the word "AppStore" is not listed in the En... more"With all due respect, Apple DID invent the word (Hell, they even invented the word "App" when everyone else did not even know what an application even was!) and they DID place a patent on it and have EVERY RIGHT to sue anyone found infringing it."
Popularizing it /= inventing it. "App" has been an abbreviation used for many many tyears by the IT crowd. You cannot lay claim to a word simply cause you fed it to the masses for general consumption.
MARK, 23 Mar 2011basically if someone develops an idea or a brand name. then you blatently copy it. then you sh... more---basically if someone develops an idea or a brand name. then you blatently copy it. then you shouldnt too surpised to get sued. but having said everyone should know Apple. have copyrighted everything in the lines App,Apple. I-phone, I- so people should be carefull simple as that. i dont feel sorry for apple.---
How do you "blatantly copy" basic english language such as "app store"??? There's nothing creative or exciting about that name, it's not even a name really, it's two words plucked outta the dictionary! It's like when Paris Hilton tried to copyright "that's hot". So do I risk getting sued every time I describe the weather outside?? Seriously, the ignorance of some people!
If you dont want to put it bank details put in a fake credit card number (if it actually goes through dont) and it wont have to charge you so it works out, i tried with a discover giftcard (didnt work) but it never asked me 'cause it is stored in their servers.
This only for Android apps? Whats the use when there is already a google store?
It might have made sense if Amazon had a centralized store with all the apps for all OS
App Store or Application Store is just a regular language expression, it's not a unique name or anything. It seemed normal terms we used everyday being owned by some profitable corporate, that's pathetic.
Apple's App Store required payment info such as credit card or bank in order to download free app too.
Att is blocking 3d party side apps on their phones. You need to hack your phone to install Amazon Store app.
This app store is no good as it asks for bank detail even if ur downloadin free apps
Haha silly Apple - you've gone and done the one the Amazon wanted you to do.. sue them! Now what's all over the news but TONS of free promotion for Amazon's competing store. Amazon can now happily change the name and pay Apple a fee, all for a lot less than the sort of money required for this publicity!
basically if someone develops an idea or a brand name. then you blatently copy it. then you shouldnt too surpised to get sued. but having said everyone should know Apple. have copyrighted everything in the lines App,Apple. I-phone, I- so people should be carefull simple as that. i dont feel sorry for apple.
IMHO a Trademark claim would be valid - it's no less misleading than me opening a generic fast-food burger joint an calling it "McDonald's".
Amazon should just call it "App Shop" and sidestep the whole issue. "App" has been a common abbreviation for "Application" since the word started being used to describe computer programs.
However I would be very surprised if Apple could successfully patent - or defend the patent of - the App Store idea. Mostly because Linux has been using software repositires for years and years. Apple just monetised the idea that has been used for free for 10+ years by guarding the gates at both ends (Apple's approval process at one end, tollgate at the other).
AnonD-3438, 22 Mar 2011Angry Birds Rio is EXCLUSIVE to Amazon App Store (Dumb s**t) and Amazon App Store is exclusive... moreIt's been in THE App Store since the 17th of March, the real App Store that is.
AMH, 22 Mar 2011Apple and their patents, they want to patent the whole world while their at it!!
I hope they ... more"App Store is a TRADEMARK Apple has applied for:-
1 a government authority to an individual or organization conferring a right or title, esp. the sole right to make, use, or sell some invention : he took out a patent for an improved steam hammer. [ORIGIN: Compare with letters patent . ]
2 short for patent leather .
1 |ˈpātnt; ˈpat-| easily recognizable; obvious : she was smiling with patent insincerity.
2 Medicine |ˈpātnt; ˈpat-| (of a vessel, duct, or aperture) open and unobstructed; failing to close.
• (of a parasitic infection) showing detectable parasites in the tissues or feces.
3 |ˈpatnt| [ attrib. ] made and marketed under a patent; proprietary : patent milk powder.
verb |ˈpatnt| [ trans. ]
obtain a patent for (an invention) : an invention is not your own until it is patented.
patently |ˈpatntlē; ˈpā-| adverb (in sense 1 of the adjective ).
ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French, from Latin patent- ‘lying open,’ from the verb patere.
a symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as representing a company or product.
• figurative a distinctive characteristic or object : it had all the trademarks of a Mafia hit.
verb [ trans. ] [usu. as adj. ] ( trademarked)
provide with a trademark : they are counterfeiting trademarked goods.
• figurative identify (a habit, quality, or way of life) as typical of someone : his trademarked grandiose style."