@PlacidPenguin I noticed a lot of apps I previously downloaded from the Amazon appstore now say “Not from Amazon”, even though they were. I also have not gotten an update from any of the Amazon apps in a very long time. I sent an note to support about that and got an email back saying I had to call for further information. I guess it’s part of the phase out?
For some of those apps, the devs were generous enough to give me promo codes for the Play Store even though I never paid money originally.
From what I recall, even though many app updates in the Play Store are slow rollouts (unless one sideloads the update or is part of the beta program for an app (if they have one), they are still faster than the Amazon app store because many devs neglect their apps there.
Third party apps I downloaded from the appstore. I got a bunch back in the glory days when they had the Free App of the Day.
This. I was trying to download the full version of Weather Live to my new phone. I got this as a App of the Day a couple years ago, but it doesn’t exist in the Amz Appstore anymore, and it’s been scrubbed from my digital content in Amz. It’s available in Play Store, but $2.50 there I’d rather not spend for an app I thought I already had a license for.
@ruouttaurmind Yep, that’s my dilemma too. By the way, I switched my weather app to Sense V2 flip clock in the Play Store and liked it so much I actually paid for it. I had been using BE Weather (former Blackberry app), but the dev was no longer supporting it so it lost functionality.