Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) plans to make room in its cloud computing service for mobile app developers who want to offer an HD experience are being welcomed with open arms.
One of the company's cloud computing evangelists actually broke the news on Twitter to explain the product's background:
Introducing Amazon AppStream uses powerful G2 #EC2 instances to stream apps directly to your mobile apps - an entirely new class of apps!— Jinesh Varia (@jinman) November 13, 2013
So far the response online has been very positive among developers.
This looks very interesting. - "Amazon AppStream Lets Mobile Devs Stream Their Apps From The Cloud To Any Device" http://t.co/MxRzdmTrFN— Juston Western (@JustonWestern) November 14, 2013
Amazon AppStream - cloud space isn't enough, Let's give you space and let you stream with our infrastructure. Genius! http://t.co/ZrSVVPFQ0W— Kenneth Massada (@kmassada) November 14, 2013
This is interesting: "Amazon AppStream - Deliver Streaming Applications from the Cloud" http://t.co/o1fABzx4f2— Mikael Koskinen (@MikaelKoskinen) November 13, 2013
The more cautious voices, perhaps not unexpectedly, came from the analyst community.
Amazon AppStream - very interested to see if this actually works. build mobile apps and games where computation happens in the cloud— monkchips (@monkchips) November 13, 2013
There were at least a few, however, who saw some value not merely in what Appstream could do but also in its name recognition potential.