Here is a recap of new posts for the week of February 1st on the Amazon Apps & Services Blog:
Amazon Testing Service allows you to test your Android 6.0 Marshmallow app to identify potential compatibility issues on the Amazon Appstore for Android, Fire tablets and Amazon Fire TV. With the recent upgrade of our Nexus 7 fleet of devices to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, you can now receive compatibility results for your apps and games in 90 seconds or less.
Your feedback about Alexa helped us address the following topics—why certify Alexa skills, how Alexa skills are tested, ongoing testing of published Alexa skills, tops reasons for Alexa skill certification failures, functional test failures, user experience test failures, guidelines and checklists to help developers and finally improvements to the skill certification process.
With Advertise Your App, you can promote your app to millions of users on Fire tablet wakescreens and mobile placements on the Amazon Mobile Ad Network. You can now use a referrer tag to see the number of users that downloaded your app from the Google Play Store.
With the Amazon Skill certification process, we make sure that we provide customers quality content in the Alexa Skills Catalog and that we help you deliver the highest quality experience possible.
We outlined the process of making a Game Design Document (GDD)—start by mapping out each of the screens of your game, breaking down the game logic and major concepts that define the gameplay itself, and list all of the artwork you need for the game.
Alexa just had an amazing week with over 200 new skills added to the platform. Amazon Echo and Fire TV customers can now request a car service with Uber or order a pizza from Domino's — just in time for the Super Bowl.
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