Following on the heels of our Android exclusive launch of Chuzzle, today we released Plants vs. Zombies for Android which, for the next couple weeks, Android users can only get in the Amazon Appstore for Android.
If you’re not familiar with Plants vs. Zombies, it’s one of game developer PopCap’s most popular titles. A mob of fun-loving zombies invades players’ homes and the only defense is an arsenal of zombie-zapping plants.
In a blog post about “Marketing apps on Amazon.com,” we talked about how we occasionally market apps from our store in other Amazon storefronts, and gave TurboTax as an example. In addition to featuring apps for Android in other storefronts and, of course, automated marketing, we have a few marketing levers that help apps get discovered. The big daddy of them all is something we call a “Brand Store.”
Brand Stores are a collection of products by a given brand used across categories at Amazon.com. Because PopCap sells apps for Android, video games, and now digital video games on Amazon.com, we worked with them to create a destination to show all of their goods in one place thus making it easier for PopCap fans to find all of PopCap’s gems (and Chuzzles, and Zombies, and …) in one place.
Brand Stores are appropriate for bigger vendors. That said, we are constantly working to showcase lesser known vendors and their apps on the Amazon Appstore and other Amazon.com destinations. We are doing this through promotions, targeted emails, promotions on related items’ pages, and more. We are dedicated to helping expose small developers' apps.
So why do we keep banging the drum with these big vendors and better known apps? It’s simple – we think that by giving our customers exclusive content, great deals, and the brands they know and love, we’ll be able to drive more traffic to the Amazon Appstore and inherently to every app in the Amazon Appstore.