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January 19, 2018

Emily Esposito Fulkerson

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This book will empower you to make games fast, faster than you ever thought possible. It will teach you ultra-fast game jam workflows and uncover secret shortcuts to the finish line. Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran gamdev, this book is for you.

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January 16, 2018

Paul Hampton

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In my recent blog post, I demonstrated what we have found to be a good login experience for customers using an Amazon Fire TV and remote control. In this second part, we’ll create a Cordova app which utilizes Login with Amazon via a third-party open source plugin.

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January 10, 2018

Tess Selim

In this webinar, you will learn about the specific steps required to include your content in universal browse and search results across content providers.

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January 10, 2018

Guest Blogger

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We are going to talk about everyone’s favorite indie effect: screen shake! A classic that is sure to beef up your impacts, explosions, sudden realizations, gunshots, and more. Setting up screen shake is a pretty simple process, but as you will see, there are a lot of nuances.

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January 03, 2018

Abdullah Hamed

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In this blog post, I'll cover the seven basic steps for bringing your Unity® app to the Amazon Appstore, quickly and easily.

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December 28, 2017

Guest Blogger

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In this post I will go over the basics of setting up a replay system and leave you with ideas on how to integrate it in your game and expand it. 

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December 21, 2017

Paul Hampton

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In this two-part blog post, I’d first like to explain how to create a good TV app registration and login experience with Login with Amazon and Amazon In-App Purchasing. In the second part, we’ll use a third-party Cordova plugin to create an app utilizing Login with Amazon.

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December 19, 2017

Peter Heinrich

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I talk to loads of developers just itching to try their hand at games, and the question of math comes up a lot. To begin our quest for math literacy in pursuit of superior game creation, let's bounce a ball!

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December 18, 2017

Serena McIntire

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Too busy to keep up with us at the Amazon Appstore? We've been busy too, from setting up object orchestration in GameMaker with Nathan Ranney to managing app permissions with Fire TV Gen 3. Read more to see what you missed!

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December 15, 2017

Shweta Kapil

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Starting with Android 6 (API 23), users can grant or revoke certain permissions to apps while they are running, instead of when they first install the app. This helps streamline the app install process for the user because he can install an app without setting permissions he doesn't want included. 

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December 12, 2017

Guest Blogger

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I want to talk about something cool that I’m calling “orchestration." Object orchestration is the act of controlling objects from inside of another object. This is very useful for something like a “controller” object, which manages many things in your game.

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December 11, 2017

Serena McIntire

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Too busy to keep up with us at the Amazon Appstore? We've been busy too, from designing fun platforming levels with Alejandro Hitti to preparing for our webinar on using mobile frameworks to sell IAP. Read more to see what you missed!

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December 07, 2017

Emily Esposito Fulkerson

120717_AustinDouglas_Blog1.jpgWith the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8, apps and games are at the center of the experience. The user interface features dedicated content pages for books, games, apps, and more creating an engaging layout that mimics the beautiful pages of a magazine.

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December 07, 2017

Sacid Celik

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Waipu.tv launched its services in September 2016 and so far, it has generated more than 50,000 subscribers. How did German company EXARING AG, developers of waipu.tv, develop this user-centric TV experience? Find out in this edition of Dev Chat. 

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December 06, 2017

Peter Heinrich

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Join us on December 14, 2017 for a webinar on integrating in-app purchasing (IAP) and selling digital items from within your app or game. We’ll cover how to set up your item catalog on Amazon, then show how you can connect to it from within your app. 

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