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June 11, 2018

Sreeram Krishnamachari

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Starting today, you can download sales reports programmatically through the Appstore Sales Reporting API, with the ability to download compressedCSV files with transactional monthly sales data.

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June 08, 2018

Emily Esposito Fulkerson

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With benefits like increasing user engagement and retention, it may be an easy decision to incorporate organized competition in your mobile game. But it’s harder to know where to start.
 

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June 07, 2018

Emily Esposito Fulkerson

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Today, we are excited to introduce Amazon Fire TV Cube, a hands-free 4K Ultra HD streaming media player with Alexa, allowing you to control your TV from across the room.

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June 05, 2018

Guest Blogger

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It's easy to create basic game art. The next step is to add proper lighting, textures, and details. Whether you want to draw rocks, some foliage, or a giant robot, there’s a trick for every effect. Let's dive right in and have a look at different shapes, colors, textures, and other details!

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May 30, 2018

Mike Hines

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We're excited to share that GameOn released another update this week. We've added additional reporting in the console so you can ultimately determine the popularity of your competitions and the level of player engagement.

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May 25, 2018

Guest Blogger

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I’d like to share some of the insight I gained from writing the score for Crypt of the Necrodancer.

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May 24, 2018

Meenal Nalwaya

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We are excited to announce the global availability of Amazon Creator, an online publishing tool that lets you create media-based Amazon Fire TV apps without writing a single line of code.

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May 22, 2018

Mike Hines

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Mobile ad install fraud remains one of the biggest challenges for app marketers. Fake installs affect your app metrics, forcing you to throw more and more money down the tube

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May 17, 2018

Chris Foley

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In this post, I will demonstrate how to craft your first API calls with the tool Postman. Postman is a tool for developing and testing APIs, and is available as a Windows, Mac, or Linux native client for free at https://www.getpostman.com.

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May 17, 2018

Guest Blogger

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In this entry, I will go over how to write your own timers and how to use them.

 

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May 15, 2018

Emily Esposito Fulkerson

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We wanted to learn about the current sentiment and behavior around competitive mobile gaming among Amazon Appstore developers. So, we surveyed a pool of 1,290 U.S.-based developers published on the Amazon Appstore to get their thoughts.

 

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May 11, 2018

Nanaho Nishiyama

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In Japan, smartphone games that utilize IP are gaining popularity. On the one hand, this also means that meeting fan expectations can be a challenge. Gamegate shared their experiences developing the app, levaraging Amazon's catalog of existing Anime content, and using IP content.

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May 11, 2018

Emily Esposito Fulkerson

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In this eBook, Nathan pulls back the curtain on everything from game design to creative processes to tackling tough mechanics.

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May 10, 2018

Mike Hines

On May 8, we released a security update to Amazon GameOn. One of the developer requests we addressed in this update is to provide both a standard and an advanced security model.  

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May 08, 2018

Guest Blogger

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Object introspection (also called metadata or reflection) is a cool feature that gives users information about their objects and data types at run time. This means you can use information about an object in your favor to perform cool tricks.

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