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HTML5 and Web Apps Welcomed

Distribute your web apps and HTML5 mobile-optimized sites to millions of Amazon Appstore customers in nearly 200 countries across the globe and earn revenue using Amazon’s In-App Purchasing API for JavaScript.

Fast Performance on Kindle Fire Devices

You can build apps for the Kindle Fire using open web technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, leveraging Amazon's GPU-accelerated web app runtime for seamless performance. Take a look at our video interview with the Tre Sensa, an NYC based game development and distribution company that optimizes games for the mobile web. In this video, TreSensa talks about their business and the importance of HTML5 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 the web app is 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

Through the Amazon Appstore, Amazon provides a Web App Tester application that is installed on Kindle Fire and Android devices. The Web App Tester 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. You simply enter your website 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 against a Kindle Fire or Android device.

Download the Web App Tester and start testing your websites.