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January 12, 2017

Becky Young

We love our Amazon Developer Evangelists! Unfortunately we hardly get to see them because they are traversing the globe, on a quest to connect with all of the brilliant developers out there and talk about their favorite subject: development! Here’s where you can find them this January:[Read More]

January 09, 2017

Becky Young

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Last week on the Amazon Developer blog, we shared highlights from out 2017 CES announcements including:

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December 27, 2016

Becky Young

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Whether you’re gifting or receiving gadgets this year, you don’t want to miss Amazon Digital Day. This 24-hour sale is one of the best times of the year to shop for must-have digital content. Starting Friday, December 30 at 12am PST, get up to 50% off over a thousand TV shows, movies, music, apps, mobile games, eBooks and more.

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December 01, 2016

Becky Young

VisionMobile recently launched their 12th annual Developer Economics survey, investigating the latest developer trends across all types of developers, from hobbyists to enterprise. The survey—created by developers—features questions on topics such as programming languages, platforms, app categories, new technologies, revenue models, and tools. 

This year the team has added an extra element of fun to the survey. Based on your responses, you find out what kind of character you’d be in a fantasy world: A mage? A fighter? A dragon slayer? As in previous years, you will also receive your personal Developer Scorecard showing how you compare to other developers in your country, a free copy of the final State of the Developer Nation report, and a chance to win some cool prizes.

Make your voice heard, take the survey before December 31st.

November 29, 2016

Becky Young

Calling all Android Developers! With the streaming media device segment expected to reach 439.8 million by 2020*, now is the perfect time to bring your existing app or game to the living room. For developers, bringing your app to the 10-foot experience can help you increase your customer base by putting your app or game in front of millions of people who enjoy entertainment and may not have seen your content before.

Join Mario Viviani, Amazon Technology Evangelist and former GDE, for a FREE WEBINAR as he covers what’s needed to bring your media streaming app to the living room the easiest way possible.

We’ll show you how to create high performing Android Media Streaming apps in minutes using a new development tool Amazon has created: the Fire App Builder template for Android Apps for TV.

Join Mario on November 30th to learn:

  • How to easily connect a native Android app to video streaming services with just a few lines of code.
  • How to create high performing Android media streaming apps in minutes using the new App Builder Template for Android apps for TV.
  • How to create rich second screen experiences, using Amazon Fling to share media files from mobile apps to the big screen.

Reserve your spot today

Want to learn more? Register today to learn how make the right changes to increase the number of downloads your app is getting:

Register for 7:00am PDT (3:00pm GMT) on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Register for 1:00pm PDT (9:00pm GMT) on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

*Global Streaming Media Device Market 2016-2020, Infiniti Research Limited

November 22, 2016

Becky Young

According to a new report from Newzoo, global app revenues are expected to reach $80.6Bn by 2020. While consumer spending in games is expected to achieve a 17.7% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), the increasing popularity of entertainment, music, and social categories, as well as consumer willingness to pay for these types of apps, will see consumer spending in apps achieve a 30.2% CAGR.

The report breaks down regional differences in revenue growth between apps and games as well as pinpointing the biggest opportunities for developers in these regions. According to the report, mature markets such as North America and Europe will see the slowest growth over the next 5 years. For game developers, China offers a promising opportunity as the online population here continues to grow, and localized content becomes available.

Download the report to learn more about the global app market and areas of opportunity for developers.

Ready to submit your game? 

  • Click here to register for free as an Amazon Developer. 
  • Click here to download the Amazon SDK. 
  • Click here to submit your app.

October 18, 2016

Becky Young

With more and more developers worldwide launching freemium titles, we embarked on a study to see who is doing this effectively, and what they are doing that the rest of us aren’t.

Over the past year, we have been sharing the in-app purchasing (IAP) lessons we observed in our study of the top 50 game developers. Our top five lessons are now available as an eBook: In-App Purchasing Lessons from the Top 50 Developers.

The eBook takes a look at data gathered in a 30-day study. It breaks down retention rates, daily time spent playing games, and average daily revenue. It then looks at the top 50 games in the study to uncover the similarities that lead to their success. Its purpose is to provide a knowledge template for developers that are looking to monetize their games using IAP.

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