The Good e-Reader Android and Blackberry App store is the largest in Canada and has been gaining solid traction on the worldwide stage. Currently we have over 36,000 free apps and soon will be offering paid apps and an enhanced developers portal.
It is our goal to be the best indie app store and we are constantly testing out new features and focusing on innovation. In the last few months we added support for OBB files, so developers can upload large games that require external data files. Unlike Amazon, we do not force developers to host these themselves, instead we do it for you. We also unveiled the first ever e-ink Android app store that is compatible with all e-readers on the market running Android.
Within the next few weeks we will be updating the website with some monumental changes. We will be adding paid app support and users can register free accounts, pay for apps and get notified when new versions are available. Users will have the option to pay for content directly on their credit card or elect to use PAYPAL. There are also systems in place for you to view past transactions.
For developers we have redesigned our Developer Portal to include financial reports, so you can gauge how many downloads and paid apps you are selling, establish a monthly payment threshold and view all of your activity in CSV for your quarterly earnings. All paid app data will be populated in real time and there is SDK required for app submission. Developers also have to input their billing address in order to have their earnings sent to them via Check or Paypal. Good e-Reader is responsible for all billing transactions, so developers don’t have to worry about fraud, we do our own due diligence.
I think paid app support will be a breath of fresh air in our ecosystem and it will really allow users to download more Triple AAA titles and their favorite paid e-reader apps. I will do a followup post in the next few weeks when we launch and show you some videos on all of the new features.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.