Amazon: giving away apps and serving booze in under an hour
Amazon are up to all manner of stuff at the minute and one thing they're trialling through the Prime Now service, is putting booze on offer. If you're in Seattle, and you don't know what to do with that tossed salad and scrambled eggs, you can order hard liquor and beer, and get it delivered to you within a couple of hours.
Of course, you could just walk down the shops and stretch your legs, but y'know, you might be really lazy for all we know.
Prime Now, which hasn't been rolled out everywhere yet, lets you get deliveries and fast. If trials are successful, then everyone will be able to get on it you suspect, while Amazon try to dominate the entire world.
Amazon are also trialling a new Android app called Amazon Underground, which is offering 'Actually Free' apps, games, and in-app purchases worth $10,000. This means they're giving away apps that don't have any hidden in-app purchases, which is nice.
The unusual thing here, is that Amazon is playing with the notion of paying certain developers on a per-minute basis, where money is generated for every minute the app is used. There's surely going to be some irritating app developments through this, but certainly something to keep an eye out for.
Sadly, the Amazon Underground app isn't available on Google Play, as Google are massive babies who don't feature apps that offer access to other apps or games. You'll have to get it through the Amazon Underground website.
This will replace the 'App of The Day' promotional giveaway that Amazon have been doing.
"The Amazon Underground app is a long-term program rather than a one-off promotion. Over time, we'll continue to invent and add more benefits to Underground. For now, enjoy some actually free apps and games!," said the firm on its website. This is available to people in the UK, America, France and Germany and will no doubt get rolled out everywhere soon enough.