July 09, 2014Paul Cutsinger
Do you want your app or game to be on the new Fire phone? Most Android apps already work on Fire phone. Take 90 seconds to find out if your app is ready by using the Amazon App Testing Service. If any incompatibilities are found while testing, you’ll get a detailed report with guidance on how to remedy the situation.
To help you get started, here’s a step-by-step guide and a video that walks you through the process.
1) Go to the developer portal
To start, head over to the developer portal at (https://developer.amazon.com/welcome). All you need is your app’s .APK.
2) Drag your App’s .APK onto the tester
3) Get compatibility test results in 90 seconds
Most Android apps work on Fire mobile devices without change. If the tests do find anything that could prevent publication, you’ll receive specific suggestions and be directed to documentation that will help you make the necessary changes.
4) We’ll also test it on the device
You can also use the testing service to get several screenshots so you can see what your app looks like on Fire phone, as well as a log and information about CPU and memory usage. These tests take about 6 hours.
If you’re signed into the developer portal, this will happen automatically and the results will be available on your App Testing service dashboard: https://developer.amazon.com/tya/dashboard.html.
If you don’t have a developer account yet, just enter an email address and the results will be sent to you.
The top section of the results page includes a list of screenshots. Click through them to see what your app looks like on the right.
Below that are sections that show you memory and CPU usage and your log during the test.
5) Now Is the Time to Submit Your Apps for Fire
Once you’re ready to submit your app, begin the submission process by clicking the orange button in the middle of the screen or by going to: https://developer.amazon.com/public/support/submitting-your-app
To submit, you’ll need to sign in. Developer accounts are free so go ahead and make one if you haven’t already.
Create immersive apps that respond to the way a customer holds, views and moves the phone. We have updated Appstore Developer Select and Amazon Mobile Ads API with more incentives:
Now is the time to submit your apps and games! Apps that are submitted by July 18 and approved will be in the Amazon Appstore when Fire ships on July 25.
Fire Developer Resources:
Get a free Amazon Appstore developer account