HTML5 / Web Apps

Reach more customers - take your Web apps mobile.

The Amazon Appstore accepts packaged HTML5 Web apps

The Amazon Mobile App Distribution program enables developers to distribute packaged HTML5 Web apps. Submit a zip file containing the resources for your web apps and have Amazon offer that app across mobile devices to reach millions of Amazon Appstore customers in 236 countries and territories around the globe. Build apps without having to worry about operational and hosting costs and take advantage of the fast startup performance and offline functionality previously available only to native apps. Get started by testing your packaged Web app using the updated Web App Tester. Learn more>>

Get your app on as many screens as possible
Fast performance

Build apps for Amazon Fire tablets using open web technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, leveraging Amazon's GPU-accelerated Web app runtime for seamless performance. In the video above, Tre Sensa, an NYC based game development and distribution company, shares how they optimize games for mobile web talks and the importance of HTML in their goal of delivering apps to as many screens as possible.

Responsive web design

Amazon Web apps take advantage of responsive web design and run your existing mobile website as an app. Since Web apps are based on your existing code, any changes to your mobile website are automatically reflected in the Amazon Web app. There is no longer a need to create a separate mobile application with separate content from your website.

App testing

The Web App Tester, installed on Amazon Fire tablets and Android devices, allows you to run your mobile website as an application, in real time, while coding and debugging. There’s no need to compile or create a new application. Simply enter your URL in the Web App Tester, and Amazon builds an app around it. Because Web apps are also based on the popular open source Chromium project, you can utilize the same Chrome Dev Tools you use for your existing websites today to debug.

Download Web app SDK
Apps & Games Services SDKs

Download our free Apps & Games Services SDKs to access a range of APIs and services to earn more revenue, engage your audience, manage your apps, and more.

The Apps & Games Services SDKs include the following packages: Mobile Ads, Amazon Drive, In-App Purchasing, Device Messaging (Fire OS only), GameCircle, Login with Amazon, Maps (Fire OS only). Some SDKs may not be supported on all platforms.

By downloading our Amazon Apps & Games Services SDKs, you agree to our Program Materials License Agreement. If you use the Mobile Ads API, then you agree to the Mobile Ad Network Publisher Agreement. If you use the Login with Amazon API, then you agree with the Login with Amazon Services Agreement.