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Martin Finch asked

Is there a way to see if my game is available on amazon.jp and other areas?

Hi all. Im doing an update to include translation for my game description and keywords in to other area languages - japanese, german etc. The downloads for these countries are extremely low compared to the US and I can't find my game when I browse in amazon.jp, amazon.de etc. My questions are: 1) How can I see if my game is available in the different amazon app stores around the world? Can I view them using amazon.jp, amazon.de etc? 2) Have other developers found their downloads outside the US amazon app store to be extremely low too? For example, I've only had 5 downloads in Japan this past month. 3) Have others found that adding in translations for the descriptions and keywords increased their downloads in the other countries? Thanks all Martin
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Dixith@Amazon answered
Hi Martin, Thank you for your post. Please find the answers for your queries below. 1) Unfortunately we do not have website presence of App Store in countries other than USA. We currently support App Store for other countries on Android phones and Tablets. 2) Please improve your app visibility through by choosing the right keywords. 3) You can improve your app visibility in Amazon App Store by choosing the right key words for your app. Please go through the below link for keyword search information. http://www.amazonappstoredev.com/2011/03/choosing-the-right-keywords-for-your-app.html For more information on featured marketing at the below link: https://developer.amazon.com/help/faq.html#Marketing Hope this information helps you.
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Allan Folz answered
1) This has been asked before and yes, there's a relatively easy way to do it. However, I don't have the link to the question at hand. I do have it saved somewhere, so if you're unsuccessful searching the forums let me know and I'll try and dig it up. 2) Yes, almost incredibly so, unfortunately. 3) I don't know. We've considered doing a translation, but the numbers are so low, we wonder how much it would help. English is pretty common. Maybe not in Japan, but certainly among college educated people in Great Britain, Germany, France, etc. We could imagine a translation helping at the margins, but not by a factor of 10 to 100. If you do decide to do a translation, let us know how it goes. Regards.
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Here's the thread I was thinking of: https://forums.developer.amazon.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=2766૎ And re-reading it, I realize it pertains to comments, not the app listing itself. Not quite the same thing.
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Martin Finch answered
Hi Allan. Thanks for the reply and link, i'll check it out :) For sure, I'll let you know how it goes with adding translations to the game description and if downloads increase. I'll follow up on this thread once i have some data. All the best Martin
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