October 23, 2012Amazon Mobile App Distribution Program
We’ve released a beta of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" emulator to enable you to test and debug your apps in anticipation of the device launch next month. While we recommend developers test their apps on a physical device whenever possible, you can test many aspects of your apps without running your code on a device. This allows you to be confident that the user interface, navigation and flow through the application are as you designed it.
The emulator for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" is currently available as a beta. Be aware that the user interface and functionality of the beta emulator may not match the experience available in the Kindle Fire HD 8.9"when it is released later this year.
With high resolution device emulators such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, we recommend enabling GPU emulation. This will deliver a smoother graphical experience and faster start-up experience. While this will help performance throughout the emulator for host computers that support these capabilities, it will have the most impact in graphics-intensive OpenGL- based applications such as games. Learn more by following the instructions at this link.
We’ve also updated the emulators for the all-new Kindle Fire and the Kindle Fire HD7” to reflect the software in the latest over-the-air software update.
Ready to get started? Review the documentation, install the emulators, and give them a whirl. We’d love to hear your feedback in the forums.