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Cross Platform Engine Plugins

Introduction

Summary

Amazon provides the following plugins and extensions for the cross-platform engines:


Supported Plugins and Extensions
Platform Engine Amazon Fling GameCircle In-App Purchasing Amazon WebView API Documentation
Unity




Unity plugin
Adobe Air



Adobe Air plugin
Cordova



Cordova plugin
Xamarin



Xamarin plugin
Marmalade



Marmalade


Where to get the API plugins:

Amazon Fling: Download Amazon Fling

GameCircle, IAP: Apps & Games Services SDKs

WebView API: Downloading the WebView API

About the APIs

Amazon Fling

The Amazon Fling SDK is a cross-platform toolkit that enables mobile developers to build rich multi-screen experiences with Amazon Fire TV. The SDK allows sending video, audio and images from iOS, Android or Fire OS mobile apps to Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. With our SDK, you can “fling” media content to Amazon Fire TV and leverage two-way communication between Amazon Fire TV and mobile apps to create engaging second screen experiences.

GameCircle

The GameCircle experience and Whispersync for Games are now available for all Android devices, Fire tablets and Fire TV. These services are free to use and provide everything you need to implement achievements, leaderboards, and saved game syncing across multiple devices. Once you integrate GameCircle, customers can seamlessly play games and interact with other gamers across mobile devices.

In-App Purchasing

The In-App Purchasing (IAP) API makes it easy for you to offer digital content and subscriptions for purchase within your app, such as in-game currency, expansion packs, upgrades, magazine issues, consumables, and more. You can quickly be up and running, ready to give millions of Amazon customers the ability to purchase engaging digital content using Amazon 1-Click settings.

In-App Purchasing handles the details of purchase flow, payment processing, receipts, and rights management for the purchasable content. With unique receipt identifiers, the IAP API enables you to easily ensure that customers receive purchased in-app items quickly, as well as track transactions and fulfillment.

Amazon WebView API

By targeting the Amazon Fire OS platform, Cordova developers can create hybrid web apps that take advantage of the advanced web engine integrated into Fire devices.

Amazon WebView API (AWV) is a Chromium-derived web runtime exclusive to Fire OS. A drop-in replacement for the WebView that comes with Android devices, AWV makes it possible to create better performing and more powerful hybrid web apps by providing support for a faster JavaScript engine (V8), remote debugging, and hardware optimizations for Fire devices including an accelerated 2D Canvas, and access to HTML5 features not supported by Android’s built in WebView such as: CSS Calc, Form Validation, getUserMedia, IndexedDB, Web Workers, WebSockets and WebGL.

Amazon Fire TV, including both the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, now support HTML5 web apps using the Amazon WebView. The Web App Starter Kit for Fire TV is a new open source project intended to help Cordova developers get up to speed quickly to creating a simple media-oriented app for this exciting new web platform. Features of the project include an example user interface designed for the 10 foot user experience, support for the Fire TV remote control, and sample components developers can include in their Cordova project to create a robust media app using HTML5 technologies. You can find this project on its GitHub project page here: https://github.com/amzn/web-app-starter-kit-for-fire-tv.

For more information about the Amazon WebView API, please see HTML5 Hybrid Apps, or go to the official Cordova Amazon Fire OS Platform Guide.