Amazon recently released a new tool to help you integrate
Amazon APIs (like In-App Purchasing and Amazon GameCircle) into your Android
apps. The Amazon
Mobile App SDK Eclipse Plugin allows you to rapidly and reliably
integrate Amazon APIs into your Android projects, speeding up development and
cutting down project setup time. The plugin generates the appropriate config
entries for the APIs that you select, then copies over the relevant API jar
files. If desired, it also allows you to quickly undo API integration, without
affecting the original state of your project.
If you’re new to the Amazon Mobile App SDK,
it provides APIs, tools, and resources to leverage the features and services
offered by Amazon. You can read through development best practices, implementation
specifics, and reference materials that enable you to devote more time to
creating great apps and less time worrying about implementation details.
Mobile App SDK includes:
Purchasing API – making it easy for you to offer digital content and
subscriptions, such as in-game currency, expansion packs, upgrades, magazine
issues, and more, for purchase within your apps. Within minutes, you can be up
and running, ready to give millions of Amazon customers the ability to purchase
digital content using their Amazon 1-Click settings.
GameCircle API – making achievements, leaderboards, and Whispersync
services accessible, simple, and quick for developers to integrate, giving
gamers a more seamless and entertaining in-game experience. A recent
study shows that games that have GameCircle integrated monetize better than
others, with 38% higher conversion rates and 33% more orders per customer.
Maps API – allows you to easily add interactive maps to your apps for
most Kindle Fire tablets and delight users with custom overlays.
Once your app is ready for testing, Amazon has also made
Fire tablet emulators for you to easily test and iterate your app before
Take the Amazon
Mobile App SDK Eclipse Plugin for a spin. When you’re done, tell us what
you think by completing this brief survey. For more information about the
Amazon Mobile App SDK, including documentation, click here. If
you’re ready to download the Amazon Mobile App SDK, click here.
This article was re-printed with permission from Amazon
Digital Services, Inc.