When comparing Aptoide vs Amazon Appstore, the Slant community recommends Aptoide for most people. In the question“What is the best Google Play Store alternative?” Aptoide is ranked 3rd while Amazon Appstore is ranked 8th. The most important reason people chose Aptoide is:
Everything is completely free on Aptoide.
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Everything is completely free on Aptoide.
Pro Downgrade at will
Aptoide allows you to downgrade to a lower version in case you have issues with the latest version you installed, provided there is a version lower than your's available.
Pro Sync with your apps
Aptoide can sync with the apps you installed from other locations, giving you the latest updates from different users to choose from.
Pro Trusted Stamp
Aptoide has a feature called "Trusted Stamps". These are signifiers that an app is trusted and will not contain anything malicious. There are also signifiers to let users know if an app may have been flagged for malicious content.
Pro APT based repositories
Aptoide uses an APT based repository system for their store. Users can create their own repos to then share with friends or use privately for backup functions.
Pro Large user base
To date, there are 120 Million unique devices that have installed Aptoide, making this app store top market in terms of a user base that is engaged and generates millions of downloads for its community of app developers and publishers.
Pro Partnership program
Aptoide offers a partnership program where partners can set up and manage their own retail Android stores. This allows the partner to choose and curate the content and design of their own store.
Pro Open source version available
Aptoide offers an open source client version. This way anyone can look through the code as well as create their own app stores.
Pro Create a private store
If you're running closed beta tests or if you want to share certain apps with your employees only, this is the way to go. Follow the path: My Store > Privacy > Private.
Pro You can target specific countries
Maximize the relevance of your ads and increase your click through rates by targeting specific countries. You can find it by going to Aptoide Ads > Campaigns > Create Ad Group.
Pro Global presence and localization
Aptoide's client is translated into over 40 languages and it is used in almost every country, even countries where Google Play is unavailable or has a limited presence (e.g, China, Iran, etc). It is great way to reach out to users that you wouldn't normally be able to if you're only publishing on Google Play.
Pro Paid user acquisition
With Aptoide you can generate organic downloads, but also run paid acquisition campaigns. These campaigns run on a non-incentivized CPI (cost-per-install) basis and they will appear as display ads and/or search ads. When joining Aptoide, you are offered US $50 in promotional funds for you to try their ad platform and acquire free users.
Pro Upload all of your apps from Dropbox
You can upload your apps just by putting them in a Dropbox folder. The folder Aptoide will sync with your store. Simply go to My Apps > Add App > Upload with Dropbox and start uploading.
Pro Malware free ecosystem
One of Aptoide’s big advantages is that its commitment to guarantee a malware free ecosystem. There are several layers of protection and validation. You can hear its CEO explaining it in detail here.
Pro Large selection of Apps
By August 2015, Aptoide's market place had grown to over 350,000 different applications, including all the most well known ones. Information is available in the homepage.
Pro Publisher program
Aptoide offers a publisher program to their users that allows anyone to publish and monetize their apps.
Pro Fast update
Updates come on Aptoide before Google Play itself (but they can be a bit buggy).
Pro Auto update
With Aptoide, you can check an option that will facilitate the automatic update of apps to the latest version available in the market.
Pro Amazon Underground
"Actually free" apps with free in-app purchases. This only applies to a selection of older apps with the "actually free" banner, not to everything.
Pro Sideloads on any Android device
It's not just for Kindle.
Using the Amazon Appstore is pretty convenient as a very large portion of the population already have an Amazon account from using their normal website for ordering goods. Also the fact that they allow anyone to install the store onto their devices means the users collection of apps can be installed easily.
The Amazon Appstore gets exclusives from time to time such as The Wolf Among Us or République. Though some of the exclusives are also tied to their own hardware such as the HDX. Not only is this a good incentive to purchase Amazon Android devices, but it also shows a commitment to feature hardcore games on their app store.
Pro Amazon developer services
Amazon offers app publishing to their users along with tools to pre-test their apps for compatibility. This allows for easy access to publishers in order to get their apps n the store.
Pro Curated selection of apps
Unlike the Google Play Store where anyone can publish anything they like, the Amazon Appstore has a review process before an app is allowed to be published to the store. This means everything is curated and supposedly is guaranteed to work as well as safe to use.
Con Not all apps are completely safe-to-download
Some apps in Aptoide are filled with viruses that sometimes Aptoide will mark with "Unknown" or "Warning" in the apps safety test, without removing the app.
Con Illegal apps
Aptoide hosts many free apps that are cracks on paid apps from other stores.
Con Slowest downloading
What's terrible for a gamer who is excited to take an opportunity to try other apps, is that it might take at least 50 minutes to 1 hour for the app to completely download.
Con Apps can not be used if store is uninstalled
Any app installed from the Amazon Appstore will not work if the Amazon Appstore itself is uninstalled. this is basically a DRM system where in any app from the store will not work if the store is not installed.
Con Cumbersome developer interface
Con Less apps than Google Play Store
There are far less apps on the Amazon Appstore than the Google Play Store. The apps that are available on Amazon are also slower to get updates, in part due to the store not being as popular as well as the verification process Amazon uses to insure the apps are of quality and are not spyware.