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October 24, 2017

Rena Watanabe

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Today we’re excited to announce the all-new standalone Amazon Appstore mobile app for Android. The new mobile app is redesigned from the ground up, allowing customers to enjoy the same apps and games that they engage with on Fire TV and Fire tablets on their mobile phones.

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August 17, 2017

Rena Watanabe

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Do you currently have apps or games live in the Amazon Appstore? If so, we’re looking for your feedback on your experiences working with us, including your thoughts on our developer portal, app submission process, revenue opportunities, and more.

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May 17, 2017

Rena Watanabe

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Today Amazon announced two new additions to our Fire tablet lineup - the all-new Amazon Fire 7 and Fire HD 8. Both Fire tablets are available for pre-order starting today.

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April 24, 2017

Rena Watanabe

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The all-new Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote is now shipping in India and Germany. In addition to English, Voice Search is available in Hindi and German.

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April 17, 2017

Rena Watanabe

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Do you currently have apps or games live in the Amazon Appstore? If so, we’re looking for your feedback on your experiences working with us.

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April 07, 2017

Rena Watanabe

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Starting today, the all-new Fire TV Stick will begin shipping to customers in the UK and Japan. Up to 30 percent faster than the previous best-selling version, the new Fire TV Stick will soon be available in Germany too.

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February 01, 2016

Rena Watanabe

Our App Testing Service (ATS) allows you to test your app’s compatibility on the Amazon Appstore for Android, Fire tablets, and Amazon Fire TV.  Today we’ve upgraded our existing Nexus 7 fleet of devices so you can now receive compatibility results for Android 6.0 Marshmallow apps and games.

Simply drag and drop your Android APK into the App Testing Service and in as little as 90 seconds you can receive a detailed report of potential issues that could affect your apps’ compatibility with the Amazon Appstore – including guidance on how to resolve them before publishing. You can view the test results which will include screenshots, logs, CPU and Memory utilization information from actual devices that we run the automated tests on using Amazon appXplorer. We will also detect and flag crashes during the automated tests that will help you identify potential compatibility issues of your app.

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September 29, 2015

Rena Watanabe

Supporting the announcement of the new Amazon Fire TV family, Amazon’s App Testing Service (ATS) has been updated to work seamlessly with Fire OS 5 and Fire TV devices. In as little as 90 seconds, you can receive a detailed report of potential issues that could affect compatibility with the Amazon Appstore—including guidance on how to resolve them before publishing. ATS can also run your app on actual Amazon Fire TV devices, providing a comprehensive compatibility report (including screenshots) in as little as 15 minutes.

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November 18, 2014

Rena Watanabe

In the Bay area? Meet the Amazon Appstore team at AnDevCon San Francisco, the premier technical conference for software developers building Android apps. Meet 1:1 with evangelists, get answers to your technical questions, check out the Fire device bar, and test your Android apps for Fire tablets, Fire phone and Appstore for Android in just a few minutes.

Check out Amazon technical evangelist, Mike Hines’ session, “Reach More Customers by Bringing Your App to the Living Room with Amazon Fire TV Devices.” Mike will teach you about Fire TV’s capabilities and best practices to optimize for the 10-foot experience.

Stop by the Amazon booth, #300, and experience the device bar with Fire TV, Fire phone and Fire tablets. Test your apps compatibility at the App Compatibility Testing Station where you’ll receive an Amazon.com gift card upon testing completion. Amazon evangelists will be onsite to answer your questions about publishing your Android app on the Amazon Appstore.

Special Offer for AnDevCon Attendees

Enjoy a special offer while attending AnDevCon: Integrate the Amazon Mobile Ads API for the first time into your app or game and receive a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card. We’ll have members of our Mobile Ads team on hand in our booth to help you during the event. Or, do so on your own by December 20, 2014 and let us know.*

*Register at the exhibit #300 or send us an email at amazon-mobile-ads@amazon.com with an Amazon Developer Portal registered email address to qualify. Existing apps already sending ad requests do not qualify. Existing developers who integrate the Amazon Mobile Ads API into another qualified app for the first time are eligible for the offer. **One Amazon.com Gift Card per participant while supplies last. Amazon.com Gift Cards (“GCs”) may only be redeemed towards the purchase of eligible products on www.amazon.com. GCs cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred for value, redeemed for cash or applied to any other account. Amazon.com is not responsible if a GC is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission. See www.amazon.com/gc-legal for complete terms and conditions. GCs are issued by ACI Gift Cards, Inc. All Amazon ®, ™ & © are IP of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Amazon may modify or cancel this offer at any time. 

 

 

October 14, 2014

Rena Watanabe

In the Bay area? Check out the 3 Amazon Appstore days at AWS Pop-up Loft. Meet 1:1 with developer evangelists, learn about the Appstore in technical sessions, participate in the Appstore Port-a-Thon, and gain hands-on experience through our self-paced hands-on monetization services lab. Plus, each day we will be raffling off Fire TV’s and the brand new Fire tablets. Register now to attend.

The AWS Pop-up Loft is a space located in downtown San Francisco where startups and developers are invited to stop by, hang out, and receive free in-person technical guidance from Developer Evangelists, Product Managers, Support and more.  

Click here to attend the Pop-up Loft

Plug in, hang out, and learn from your peers. All are welcome. You can reserve a spot at any of our activities or sessions, or drop in knowing availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. And we’ll have snacks, drinks, and a bike rack to park your pedals.

Hours and Location

The Appstore team will be at the AWS Loft at 925 Market Street in San Francisco on Wednesday, October 22, Monday, October 27 and Tuesday, October 28 from 1PM-5PM.  

Check out the full agenda below…

Wednesday, October 22 | Jesse Freeman, Developer Evangelist, Amazon Appstore | 1PM-5PM

1:00PM-2:30PM

Reach More Customers by Bringing Your App to the Living Room with Amazon Fire TV

Developing for Fire TV can help you increase your customer reach by putting your app in front of an engaged audience in a new setting. With powerful performance and features such as second screen and multi-controller support, Fire TV gives you a familiar Android-based platform to extend your apps and games into the living room.

Join us for a technical presentation where you will learn about Fire TV’s capabilities, using the SDK to optimize for the 10-foot experience, and implementing controller support.

2:30PM – 5:00PM

Ask an Evangelist

Get guidance on technical topics, learn about our products and services, or come with any question about anything else Amazon Appstore related.

Monday, October 27 | Peter Heinrich, Developer Evangelist, Amazon Appstore | 1PM-5PM

1:00PM-2:30PM

Increase User Engagement by Making Your App Smarter with 3 Easy Tips

Deeply engage users and encourage them to return more frequently to your app or game with 3 easy tips.  We’ll cover how to use A/B testing to fine tune app performance, bring users back again and again with the app widget, and implement analytics to improve player experience and retention. Learn how to deliver users to the heart of your content and make it easier than ever for them to engage with your app.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Join us for a technical presentation where you will learn how to integrate A/B Testing, the app widget, and implement analytics to improve player experience and retention in your app or game.

2:30PM-5:00PM

Amazon Appstore Port-A-Thon

Did you know that 75% of Android tablet apps we tested just work on Fire tablets with no additional development? Attend the Amazon Appstore Port-A-Thon with your Android or HTML5 web app and your app may be published in as fast as two hours. Testers and evangelists will be on-site to speed you through the submission process and answer any questions. Receive a $25 Amazon.com gift card upon submission of your app (limit one per developer).

Tuesday, October 28 | Peter Heinrich, Developer Evangelist, Amazon Appstore | 1PM-5PM

1:00PM-2:30PM

Make Money from Your Apps and Games: Paid Downloads, In-App Purchasing, and Mobile Ads

Calling all apps and games, whether for mobile or tablet devices, Amazon wants to help you improve monetization through pay per download, in-app purchasing, and/or mobile ads. In this session you’ll learn how to take advantage of Amazon’s 1-Click purchasing technology. We’ll show you how to implement In-App Purchasing to offer digital content and subscriptions (e.g., in-game currency) for purchase within your app. And, we’ll cover the Mobile Ads API that offers an in-app display advertising solution where you are paid on ad impressions served instead of clicks on ads. We’ll share best practices and walk you through how to implement these monetization options.

2:30PM-4:00PM

Self-paced, Hands-On Lab

Bring your laptop and app or game for a hands-on lab where you will learn how to maximize your app earning potential. Decide whether Amazon In-App Purchasing and/or Mobile Ads is right for you, and integrate during this hands-on portion of the afternoon.

Special Offer:  Integrate the Amazon Mobile Ads API for the first time into your app or game during the hands-on lab and receive a $50 Gift Card.

4:00PM-5:00PM

Ask an Evangelist

Get guidance on technical topics, learn about our products and services, or come with any question about anything else Amazon Appstore related.

 

 

 

 

 

July 29, 2014

Rena Watanabe

If you’re attending GDC Europe, be sure to check out the Amazon Developer Day on Tuesday, August 12th from 10am-6:30pm in Rheinssal West, 1st Level. Anyone with an Expo pass can attend, so plan to join the Amazon team to learn how you can build, optimize, and monetize your games for Amazon’s Fire devices and Fire OS, an Android-based platform.

Come learn more about developing for our latest devices, including Fire phone and Fire TV. Fire phone lets you create games that respond to customers in a whole new way with Dynamic Perspective. Fire TV makes it easy for Android game developers to reach a new audience in the living room. We’ll provide details on the SDKs, show you how other developers are using these features and help you get started. You’ll also hear more about the AWS services that will help you evolve your game and Appstore APIs that can help you make more money and engage more customers on our devices.

Technical evangelists from Appstore and AWS will be on hand to answer questions. We’ll also have devices for you to explore and test your games – be one of the first developers in Europe to play with Fire!

Agenda:

10:00-10:45
Reach Cross-Platform with Amazon Appstore for Android
The Amazon Developer day at GDC EU is the place for game developers to learn about building for the Amazon Appstore. Learn about the platform's reach and scale, Amazon's Fire OS, an Android-based platform, and our latest devices and services in Europe.

11:00-12:30
Engage More Customers with Immersive Game Experiences
Fire, the first phone designed and produced by Amazon, enables you to create new experiences that respond to the way the customer holds, views and moves the phone, and helps customers engage more deeply with your gamethrough the enhanced carousel. First, you'll get acquainted with Fire's hardware and the Dynamic Perspective and Firefly SDKs. Then you'll hear from experienced game developers about building innovative new games for Fire.

12:30-13:15
Lunch

13:15-15:15
Increase Your Reach by Engaging Customers in the Living Room
Fire TV can help you increase your customer base by putting your existing game in the living room, in front of people who enjoy entertainment and may not have seen your games before. Learn more about Fire's capabilities and the SDK, hear from game developers about their experience with Fire TV, and learn how to port and optimize your game for the big screen, including how to implement controller support.

15:30-17:30
Architect Your Games for Maximum Profitability, Scale and User Engagement
You'll hear about the AWS services that will help you evolve your game to take advantage of cloud patterns such as in-game asset download, saving games to the cloud, online gameplay / stats, and game analytics. We'll also teach you how to publish HTML5 games to Fire phone, and discuss services that can help you engage more customers and make more money.

17:30-18:30
HAPPY HOUR | Q&A

Register now to attend the Amazon Developer Day at GDC 2014 and come meet the Amazon team.

 

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