Amazon Makes HTML5 Mobile Web Applications For Android Available On Its Appstore

08 Aug. 2013 Enterprise Tech News

The Amazon Mobile App Distribution program announced on Wednesday morning that developers will now be able to publish their app on Amazon’s Appstore.

Amazon has taken a step towards making mobile apps created by developers for Kindle Fire tablet and certain select Android devices available on its Appstore. This means that developers will no longer be required to build native Android apps for the Kindle Fire and then implement HTML5 for distributing them over Amazon’s app store.

The developers will be able to build the apps using open web technologies such as the HTML5, CSS and JavaScript and leverage Amazon’s GPU-accelerated web app runtime for seamless performance of their app. However, note that Amazon’s HTML5 runtime will support all the major features but not the ones that aren’t supported by Kindle Fire. The HTML5 will also not support WebGL or the Fullscreen API.

Amazon App Store for Android

Those who submit their web apps on Amazon’s Appstore will now be able to promote their web app to the company’s millions of customers. By selling digital content or subscriptions, developers will also be able to generate revenue from the app. The apps will use the company’s digital currency, Amazon coins, for allowing customers to purchase their app and in-app items.

Developers who want to start building HTML5 apps for the Amazon Appstore can do so by downloading the software developer kit. They will then be able to test their developed app through Amazon’s developer site.

It seems, that this announcement by Amazon may prove to be a great opportunity for developers across the globe.

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