Online Broadband Guide
Online Broadband Guide


Amazon Shutting Down its Free Amazon Underground Service

Amazon Shutting Down its Free Amazon Underground Service

Amazon is discontinuing its Underground Actually Free program. Amazon then reimbursed the developers depending on how long users spent within the app. The program was regarded as a interesting way to test new ideas and expand Amazon's limited app offerings.

"While we will continue to expand the Amazon Appstore experience, we have made a decision to discontinue the Underground Actually Free programme". Additionally, those with Fire tablets can still download and update apps through Underground until 2019. It was a legitimate reason to choose the Amazon Appstore over the Google Play StoreGoogle Play vs. Amazon Appstore: Which Is Better? These apps often times were not available on Google Play Store, so there was a level of exclusivity with those apps and in-app items available on the Underground platform. "And with Amazon Coins, Appstore customers can save on every game in the Amazon Appstore". Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, as Amazon has announced it will be closing the Underground program and ending access later this year. At the time, Amazon pitched the program as a way for app developers to make money while giving away their software for free via Amazon's online app store.

Launched in 2015, the Underground Actually Free program offered 100 percent free versions of popular premium titles like OfficeSuite Professional 8, Goat Simulator, and PhotoSuite 4 as well as titles with in-app purchases like Frozen Free Fall, Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions, Angry Birds Slingshot Stella, and Looney Tunes Dash! Developers can only submit new apps and games until May 31 but anything published before that date can still be updated until 2019.

Amazon Underground is a program where you can get free access to paid apps and paid in-app purchases. It also mentions that Fire tablet access to the Underground store is not going to extend beyond the devices that are now supported. So don't buy the next iteration of Fire tablet and expect to nab a load of freebies. Which means that even owners of existing Fire tablets will be adversely affected. Otherwise we all lose. Customers will retain their content after 2019, but will not be able to download anything else from the Underground Actually Free store.

follow

editors' picks

May 02, 2017
Fiancé of Australian woman arrested in Colombia speaks out
Her family said she was in El Buen Pastor women's prison, having been denied bail, and faced up to 25 years in jail if convicted. The storyline is one travellers are warned against every year: trusting strangers who only want to use you as a drug mule.

May 02, 2017
Q2 Weather: Showers first, then the sunny 80s
Wednesday , there is a chance for more rain, which may lead to more flooding, the weather service said. What follows will be top temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s, with overnight lows in the low 60s.

May 02, 2017
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey: India aim for improved show against Australia
India's lead was short-lived as the determined British made the most of their 52nd minute attack even in a crowded circle. He picked up the ball with precision and sent it high up giving no chance for the New Zealand keeper to save it.

May 02, 2017
Chelsea won't ease up in title race, says Antonio Conte
It is great for him. "But I think he understood I trust him because I put him in the (FA Cup) semi-final against Tottenham". "Also at this part of the season, sometimes it's important to try to play even if your condition is not 100 per cent.

May 01, 2017
Le Pen Takes Leave As FN Head In French Presidency Bid
Earlier, Le Pen had stolen some of the pro-European candidate's thunder by visiting workers hours ahead of him at the same factory in his northern home town of Amiens .

April 28, 2017
D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone
Did he just take them half way there, now? "That sent the message around the world that the United States is a paper tiger". They criticized his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as his attacks on the media.

April 28, 2017
NFL Draft 2017: 49ers pck Stanford DE Solomon Thomas
On tape, Thomas is a dominant run defender who wins with an uncommon blend of power, speed, and quickness on the interior. For moving down one spot, San Francisco picked up third- and fourth-round picks in this draft and a 2018 third-rouder.

April 28, 2017
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Could Kill Venmo With Money Transfer Service "Apple Cash"
According to the report, the company has been in talks with Visa to create a card that would be tied to the payments system. Regardless of the debate, it appears that Apple serious about launching a Venmo competitor sometime in the next few years.

April 26, 2017
Scottish independence support plummets ahead of United Kingdom election
If they do not return, the SNP will need to find five candidates, including three for the seats the party did not win in 2015. The figure puts support for independence below the 45% that was recorded in the independence referendum in September 2014.

April 26, 2017
Writers Guild Authorizes Strike
We'll get to what each side wants later, but first up, let's look at what on-screen product will look like if a strike happens. This already makes the 2017 situation much different from what happened in 2007, since everyone saw that strike coming.