Kindle Fire is a new addition to the Kindle family with a vibrant color touch display that offers instant access to the Amazon Appstore, along with Amazon’s massive selection of digital content and free storage in the Amazon Cloud. A fast and powerful dual-core processor powers the 14.6-ounce device that’s light enough to hold with one hand—all for only $199.
Kindle Fire puts Amazon’s incredible selection of digital content at customers’ fingertips:
Stunning Color Touchscreen: Content comes alive on a 7” vibrant color touchscreen that delivers 16 million colors in high resolution and an extra-wide viewing angle.
Fast Dual-Core Processor: Kindle Fire features a state-of-the-art dual-core processor for fast, powerful performance. Stream music while browsing the web or read books while downloading videos.
Easy to Hold in One Hand: Designed to travel with you wherever you go. Light enough to hold in just one hand, Kindle Fire is perfect for browsing, playing, reading and shopping on-the-go.
Beautifully Simple and Easy To Use: Designed from the ground up, Kindle Fire's simple, intuitive interface lets customers spin effortlessly through your recent titles and websites straight from the home screen.
Free Cloud Storage: Kindle Fire gives you free storage for all Amazon digital content in the Amazon Cloud. Apps, books, movies, and music are available instantly to stream or download for free, at a touch of a finger.
Ultra-fast web browsing – Amazon Silk: Amazon Silk is a revolutionary, cloud-accelerated browser that uses a "split browser" architecture to leverage the computing speed and power of the Amazon Web Services cloud. Learn why it’s so fast.
Only $199: The all-new Kindle Fire is only $199. Customers in the U.S. can pre-order Kindle Fire starting today at www.amazon.com/kindlefire, and it ships Nov. 15, 2011.
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Oceanhouse Media, Inc., a leading mobile app publisher, is quickly becoming a very popular developer in the Amazon Appstore for Android. The company only recently started publishing to the Amazon Appstore and already has over 50 high-quality and consistently high-rated apps available.
Michel Kripalani, Founder and President of Oceanhouse Media, made the choice to partner with Amazon prior to the launch of the Amazon Appstore for Android, “The decision to sign-on to the Amazon Appstore was based on Amazon’s track record and we felt the customer base would be an excellent reach to our target demographic.”
Oceanhouse Media, Inc. is definitely seeing success! While the company heavily promoted via email, social, and online merchandising, The Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss hit number one in the Top 100 Paid apps on the Amazon Appstore.
On an ongoing basis, Oceanhouse Media does numerous promotions to drive traffic to their apps—and this has been a key to their success. The company is active on social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, and also utilizes a blog and newsletter to promote their apps.
There are quite a few merchandising placements on the Amazon Appstore as well which help drive success for Oceanhouse Media: app discounts, Facebook updates, email campaigns, cross-promotion with non-app products, and a callout on the main page of the Amazon Appstore.
Oceanhouse Media is pleased with the results. “When co-marketing kicks in, sales are tremendous,” Michel says. “When we partner together, good things happen.”
Michel’s advice to other vendors is to come up with a high-quality product that has brand recognition—something that makes customer and distributors (like the Amazon Appstore) take notice. Michel adds, “We’re extremely hopeful for the future and thankful to be a partner [with the Amazon Appstore].”
Whether app development is your full-time gig, or a hobby you tinker with during nights and weekends, we want to thank you for making the Amazon Appstore for Android awesome. As with all things tech, the platform is changing quickly and we want to share with you some of our favorite Android development resources, so you can conquer whatever Android throws at you next. Whether you’re new to Android, or an old pro, we hope these featured titles will inspire you to continue making fun, useful, or quirky apps for all of us to enjoy!
Want to get started building applications for Android? Already building Android applications and want to get better at it? This book brings together all the expert guidance–and code–you’ll need! Completely up-to-date to reflect the newest and most widely used Android SDKs, The Android Developer’s Cookbook is the essential resource for developers building apps for any Android device, from phones to tablets.
“Excellent book, saved me many hours of development time”
– Customer Review of Android Developer’s Cookbook
Android in Action prepares the reader to embrace the Android mobile platform in easy-to-understand language and builds on this foundation with reusable Java code examples. It's ideal for corporate developers and hobbyists who have an interest, or a mandate, to deliver mobile software. The Android application framework is thoroughly explained and discussed within the current competitive landscape. Following the release of Android 2.0, this edition has been updated to cover hot topics such as Bluetooth integration, web development strategies, AppWidget framework, sensor management, the Android Native Development Kit, and localization.
– Customer Review of Android in Action
Providing in-depth coverage of how to build mobile applications using the next major release of the Android SDK, this invaluable resource takes a hands-on approach to discussing Android with a series of projects, each of which introduces a new feature and highlights techniques and best practices to get the most out of Android. This update to the bestselling first edition dives in to cover the exciting new features of the latest release of the Android mobile platform.
“Great book for someone trying to break into app development”
– Customer Review of Professional Android 2 Application Development
Pro Android 2 shows you how to build real-world and fun mobile applications using Google’s latest Android SDK. This new edition is fully updated for Android 2, covering everything from the fundamentals of building applications for embedded devices to advanced concepts such as custom 3D components, OpenGL, and touchscreens including gestures. While other Android development guides simply discuss topics, Pro Android 2 offers the combination of expert insight and real sample applications that work.
“Outstanding deep dive into Android 2.0”
– Customer Review of Pro Android 2