Amazon's app store now has 200,000 apps, CEO Jeff Bezos announced Thursday in a letter to investors.
The store has nearly tripled in size over the past year and is now in almost 200 countries, Bezos wrote in the letter, which also covered the rest of Amazon's multitude of services, including Prime, Instant Video, Amazon Web Services, and Mayday support.
Wall Street didn't seem very impressed, despite Bezos writing that the long list of services is an example of Amazon's "inventive spirit and push for exceptional quality." Amazon's stock price fell nearly 4 percent, or $12.42, to $319.38, in recent trading.
The Amazon Appstore 1 million apps, and Google reported that its Play store last year.. Amazon reported having , which means it's doubled the number of apps in less than a year. It still has a long way to go if it wants to catch up with Apple and Google, which dominate the app market. Apple's store features over
Amazon has said in the past that it's. The company says it's worked hard to attract developers to its store, providing lots of support tools and adding features aimed at getting customers to .
The features include Amazon Coins, a virtual currency customers can buy in bulk for a discount. Coins is used as a promotional tool and was recently offered during the Amazon Fire TV launch, when Amazonwith the purchase of the device's video game controller accessory.