Amazon Maps API Now Available - Amazon Mobile App Distribution Blog

Amazon Maps API Now Available

Starting today, the Amazon Maps API is now open to all developers.


We first launched the API as a public beta in September. Since that time, we have received a great deal of interest in our Amazon Maps API offering and partnered with developers to integrate mapping into Kindle Fire tablet apps. Developers like Hipmunk, Evernote, Trulia and Zillow now use the Amazon Maps API on Kindle Fire HD and the all-new Kindle Fire.


The Amazon Maps API has two core features:


  • Interactive Maps. You can embed a Map View in your app for customers to pan, zoom and fling around the world. You have the option to display a user’s current location, switch between standard maps and satellite view, and more.
  • Custom Overlays. You can display the locations of businesses, landmarks and other points of interest with your own customized markers and pins.


The Amazon Maps API is now part of the Amazon Mobile App SDK. Learn more about how easy it is to add maps to your apps in the Mobile App Distribution Portal.