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Amazon's Web App Tester lets you see how your HTML5 web app or mobile-optimized web site performs on a Fire tablet or Android device. When using the Web App Tester, second generation and newer Fire tablets can take advantage of a new, faster web runtime based on the open source Chromium project. You can use the Web App Tester to evaluate your app's performance before submitting your app to the Amazon Appstore.
Installing the Web App Tester
The Web App Tester is available for download from the Amazon Appstore. You can shop for the Web App Tester from within the Amazon app on your Fire tablet or Android device, or get it from the Amazon website. Once you have obtained the Web App Tester from the Amazon Appstore it should install itself on your Fire tablet or Android device. If it doesn't self-install, follow these directions to manually install the app:
- Fire tablets: Access quick settings → Sync then go to Apps → Cloud to see your newly purchased app to download and install.
- All other Android devices: Open the Amazon Appstore on your device, then go to Menu → My Apps → Cloud → Refresh to see your newly purchased app to download and install.
Loading Your Hosted App into the Web App Tester
There are two ways to load your hosted web app into the Web App Tester on the host device.
- Type in a URL that points to your app.
- Upload a JSON file containing one or more URLs.
|Type in URL||Ensure you are on the Hosted Apps tab. Type your app's URL into the text box near the top of the page.|
Loading Your Packaged App into the Web App Tester
There are two ways to load your packaged web app into the Web App Tester on the host device.
- Type in a URL that points to a
.zipfile containing your app.
- Upload your
.zipfile to the
/sdcard/amazonwebappsdirectory on the host device.
|Type in URL||Ensure you are on the Packaged Apps tab. Type the URL of your
|Upload one or more
Testing Your App
Once you have loaded your app into the Web App Tester, click the “Test App” button.
Clearing Stored Data and Cookies
The Clear All Browser Data menu near the top of the Web App Tester enables you to clear the data in your web view in the same manner as your app would using the web app cache API.
Set up Chrome DevTools to debug your web app. See Debugging your Web App.