Terminating Amazon App Store agreement
August 7th, 2011
Amazon sure makes it hard to terminate your App Store account. Because they don’t allow you to delete apps, I manually edited each section of my app profile with blank information. Then, on the Help menu of the developer portal, there’s a Contact Us choice and one of the subjects you can choose is “Contract termination request.” After doing that I received this email with further instructions:
Our goal is to establish long-term relationships with developers,
and we encourage you to contact us before terminating your agreement
to see if we can improve your Amazon Appstore Developer Program
If you would like to terminate your agreement, please send an email
with your developer name, contact information, and a list of your
applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with a CC via email to
email@example.com. We will notify you of receipt of your
email and respond within 48 hours with confirmation of your request
to terminate your agreement.
So I did that. Felt a lot like filling out one of those stupid mail-in rebate forms. Two days later I received a notice that my agreement was terminated and that they’d “appreciate feedback on why you are terminating your agreement.” The email was signed: Winkie C., Amazon Appstore Account Team.