Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Amazon gets developers ready for the release of the Kindle Fire 8.9" model by launching emulator beta

Late this afternoon Amazon informed developers that its Kindle Fire HD 8.9" emulator is now available in an email.

The emulator, of course, is used to test and debug apps.

The emulator is available as a beta, and the company warned developers 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."

Obviously the issue here is that developers won't have actual hardware to test their apps on until the actual launch of the larger version of the Kindle Fire is released on November 20.

For new developers, the way to get started is to visit the Amazon Mobile App Distribution Portal where you can download the Amazon Mobile App SDK, create a developer account and submit your new apps for review.


Anonymous said...

It amazes me that none would talk about the android fragmentation. Now another major new screen size if I'm not mistaken...it's really disappointing from a developers point of view.

Douglas Hebbard said...

Three Kindle Fires, three display sizes: the 8.9" will be 1920x1200, the new Kindle Fire 7" (now called "HD") is 1280x800, and the original model is 1024x600.