Amazon Reboots Developer Tools for Appstore
Amazon today launched a new set of tools for developers looking to create apps for the Amazon Appstore. Amazon runs its own application storefront for Android devices. The new developer portal makes it easier for developers to plan and submit their applications to Amazon for approval and listing. The portal has improved search functions, provides easier access to all APIs, adds a dedicated section for games and a dedicated section for HTML5, and provides a wide range of other resources, including how-to videos. The new developer portal is available beginning today.
Alexa Arrives In Amazon's Android App
Amazon is making Alexa, its artificial intelligence, available to the Android mobile shopping application beginning this week. Any Android device with the Amazon app aboard will have access to Alexa, allowing people to search for and buy goods simply by asking Alexa.
Amazon Adds Alexa AI to iPhone Shopping App
Amazon today made Alexa, its artificial intelligence, available to a much wider selection of devices by adding Alexa to its iOS mobile shopping application. Now any iPhone with the Amazon app aboard has access to Alexa, allowing people to search for and buy goods simply by asking Alexa for it.
Amazon Wallet App Headed for the App Graveyard
Amazon has informed users of the Amazon Wallet application that it will shut down the app and remove it from the Appstore today, reports CNET. Amazon launched the app as a beta service in July.
Amazon Makes Prime Video Available to Android Phones
Amazon today made Amazon Instant Video, a service available to its Prime customers, available to Android phones for the first time. The service lets people stream movies and television shows to their handset.
Amazon Underground Heralds 'Actually Free Apps'
Amazon today made available a new app that gives Android device owners access to totally free apps worth tens of thousands of dollars. Amazon Underground, which must be side-loaded directly from Amazon's web site, provides users with free versions of games and other apps that typically include fees of some sort.