Just an FYI, but I’ve searched the Amazon App Store for the Woot app to install on my Kindle Fire HD8 and cannot find it. I can only find Woot Watcher and Woot Check apps from third-parties. Is it coming back anytime soon?
No, it is not. We were told that it wasn’t cost-effective to keep it.
I think it’s more than a little weird that Amazon doesn’t support its own subsidiary with an app for fire tablets.
I agree - and it is darned inconvenient that Woot has “app-only specials” that you can’t purchase on the regular web site.
It’s hard to believe that cost-effectiveness is a valid reason for keeping it out of the Amazon App Store when I see a whole lot of junky apps with near-zero utility and questionable sourcing taking up plenty of space there. Sounds more like an excuse to me, not a reason.
There weren’t very many users of the amazon app. It didn’t make business sense to spend money on an app very few people were using. Sorry.
I know you guys gave up on it, but when I opened tonight rec’d Monkeys “How Rude” error instead of Home page. Still cannot open Home page.
There were not a lot of users because it was hugely unstable and did not work well for the past three years. Whoever was charged with writing the code and maintaining it does not deserve to remain contracted. I am sorry to have to say this, but there needs to be higher accountability for those who kept screwing up.
Few are dedicated like you,
…but they should be.
3rd party apps cost AMZN zero development dollars. Maintaining their own app, definitely more than zero dev dollars.
I might buy that except they’ve already got an Android app that is available in Google Play, so dev costs are inconsequential to make it available in the Amazon App Store. That’s like Goodyear saying they will make their tires available to the Ford F150 and the Chevy Silverado 1500, but not to the Dodge Ram 1500 for no other reason than they don’t want to update their fitment chart.
This is beginning to sound a little more like a “chicken or egg” argument between Woot and Amazon - “You won’t make it so we won’t host it!”… “Well, you won’t host it so we won’t make it!”
Then here’s a suggestion: When I tried to purchase an “app only” item on the regular web site, I got a message that directed me to get the app from either Apple App Store, Google Play or the Amazon App Store - with iconography and links to bring me to all three. You might want to update that…
We’re in the process of updating those places to remove the Amazon app references.
I’m guessing during the last few years, fewer resources were put toward the Amazon app store version because so few people were using it. If the resources aren’t there, there’s only so much the devs can do. Again, that is a guess but I think it’s a plausible one.
I can’t see advocating firing someone when we don’t know the reasons why things happened the way they did.
As I stated, usage dropped because the app failed repeatedly to work Not maintaining an app when they sell fire devices is so irrational as to be mind-boggling. Solutions were needed. IT department failed in some key duties they were forced to bring in external support which has integrated well into workflows and decreased time to solution finding.
Clearly, they needed more synergistic experiential brain-storming sessions to achieve buy-in.
I’m pretty sure they have more important fires to put out than updating the app for the playschool tablet.
Remember when night mode was broken?
Like the Fire Phone?
I DO!! THEY FIXED IT!!
Web Tv. That’s top of the list.
You’re assuming usage fell off because the app needed updating. I am wondering if there was little usage so they didn’t put resources toward updating the app. We can’t assume causality here. You don’t know the cause any better than I do.
I used to use apps from the app store but stopped because many, many apps I used were not updated on there, when they were updated on Google Play. It wasn’t worth the headache. So don’t target Woot on this when it’s a problem for the Amazon App Store in general. It’s just not used enough.