As you prepare to create your first streaming media app for Fire TV, you must decide whether you will code it from scratch, build on top of a third-party development framework, or use the purpose-built tools provided by Amazon.[Read More]
In this post, I’ll be covering the steps to review before you should consider selling your apps internationally, including API availability, localization, pricing, and reviewing local feedback.[Read More]
We are in the process of revamping the app submission experience on our developer portal. Now, we are working on the availability and pricing section during app submission.
Fire OS-based devices update apps automatically and, as a developer, you can expect that most of your users will transition to the latest version of your app in a matter of days. Some users, however, turn this functionality off. On some devices, like phones, this often gets turned off to save data.
Consider a playable build, no matter how simple, as a save point. It is a milestone along the way toward the finish line, and one that, if you were forced to abandon your game tomorrow, you would be able to return to.
I am really excited about most of the new features coming up in the next few months, listed on the roadmap, so I figured I’d talk about those and the cool possibilities those features will unlock.[Read More]
This eBook will guide you through the steps necessary to add IAP to your Android app. Together, we will implement, from scratch, an Android application that uses the Amazon In-App Purchase APIs to allow in-app purchase of a magazine subscription.
Today we announced Amazon GameOn, a cross-platform, competitive gaming service for developers. GameOn is a set of flexible APIs that allow you to easily build cross-platform competitions into your games, allowing your players to compete for real-world prizes fulfilled by Amazon.[Read More]
In this webinar, developer evangelist Peter Heinrich will talk about competitive mobile gaming and walk you through the steps to integrate the GameOn APIs.
There are more freely available game assets than ever, but sometimes you want (or need) something custom. Not to worry! It's quite easy to get decent looking art using free software and minimal art skills.
It’s important when applying music to a video game to remember that the star is only as good as the supporting cast. Some of the most important music in any video game is the soundtrack between the super memorable stuff: the interstitial music.[Read More]
In this article, I will explain a bit about the last piece of the puzzle: engaging the people who will actually promote your game.