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GameSalad and Amazon Team Up!

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  • fadamionfadamion Posts: 309Member, PRO
    "Amazon will also spotlight the best games in a special section of their Appstore! "

    I would assume this is going to be based on download/sales volume correct? I hope its not just based on what a few insiders consider a "best game". Also not all apps are games so would they qualify?
  • imGuaimGua Posts: 1,089Member
  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Posts: 10,383Member, Sous Chef
    edited October 2013
    imGua said:

    No limit! The promotion ends at the end of November.

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    trust me, they've been around for a loooooong time. and remember, amazon has a review process as well, so that should weed out some of the crap.

    I highly suggest anyone taking this seriously to invest in a Kindle and Kindle HD to make sure your apps are at the top of their game.

  • WyrdGuitaristWyrdGuitarist Posts: 91Member, PRO
    Nice one!
  • Gamelover456Gamelover456 Posts: 378Member
    @CodeWizard what the thing starts in November, i thought it started yesterday, because you posted the article yesterday.
  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Posts: 10,383Member, Sous Chef

    @CodeWizard what the thing starts in November, i thought it started yesterday, because you posted the article yesterday.

    it says "through november" not starting november.

  • Gamelover456Gamelover456 Posts: 378Member
    yeah, but it says only people with 10.4 can publish to Kindle Fire, that means it's exclusive to Macs only since the Windows version of 10.4 isn't out.
  • BBEnkBBEnk Posts: 1,764Member
    this is Awesome..and I have my best game ever almost ready,lol..
  • imGuaimGua Posts: 1,089Member
    edited October 2013

    amazon has a review process as well, so that should weed out some of the crap.

    Do you know how long does it take? I wonder, do app technically apply for this promo, if it was submitted in November, but approved in December.
  • mounted88mounted88 Posts: 1,113Member
    edited October 2013
    imGua said:

    amazon has a review process as well, so that should weed out some of the crap.

    Do you know how long does it take? I wonder, do app technically apply for this promo, if it was submitted in November, but approved in December.
    I promise it won't take a month, I submitted one at 8:32 pm est and got a approved and live on store email 5 hours later. I've never had it take more than 2 days on amazon store.

    He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 8,969Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee
    imGua said:

    amazon has a review process as well, so that should weed out some of the crap.

    Do you know how long does it take? I wonder, do app technically apply for this promo, if it was submitted in November, but approved in December.

    From my experience it's about 2-4 days. Not long compared to Apple.
  • CodeWizardCodeWizard Posts: 1,143Key Master, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee
    Windows creator update is due any day now.
  • BBEnkBBEnk Posts: 1,764Member
    Is there a tutorial on setting up Amazon leader boards been working on it think I did everything right but keep getting "Unexpected error:Invalid API Key" then game crashes during testing when I hit the log in button. I assume this can be tested before publishing to amazon.
  • This is awesome. I'm going add IAP for Amazon to both my existing games on Kindle and then fire out a few more I've been working on. Very excited! Go GS!
  • ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member
    @CodeWizard

    If we submit our game to Amazon before the end of November, but it only gets through the review process on Dec. 1, could we still get pro. In other words, does the app only have to be submitted before November?

    Thanks
    Chakku
  • On Amazon Approvals:
    They are WAY faster now. Last year it was 3-5 days, this spring it was 1-2 days.
    I published two apps this week, both took less than 6 hours.
  • ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member
    edited October 2013

    On Amazon Approvals:
    They are WAY faster now. Last year it was 3-5 days, this spring it was 1-2 days.
    I published two apps this week, both took less than 6 hours.

    @mattrouse1
    That's insightful. :)

    Chakku

  • zzap64zzap64 Posts: 405Member
    Do you have to 'Submit' an in-app item before it can be tested ?
  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Posts: 10,383Member, Sous Chef

    On Amazon Approvals:
    They are WAY faster now. Last year it was 3-5 days, this spring it was 1-2 days.
    I published two apps this week, both took less than 6 hours.

    but was this for Kindle Fire or just the Amazon App Store? That's two separate approval processes. The Kindle Fire one usually follows close behind, but when we first got access to amazon it was taking an additional week.
  • BBEnkBBEnk Posts: 1,764Member
    BBEnk said:

    Is there a tutorial on setting up Amazon leader boards been working on it think I did everything right but keep getting "Unexpected error:Invalid API Key" then game crashes during testing when I hit the log in button. I assume this can be tested before publishing to amazon.

    Never mind I figured it out..lol. I built the API Key incorrectly it's working now.
  • mataruamatarua Auckland, New ZealandPosts: 854Member
    Nice work guys :)
  • On Amazon Approvals:
    They are WAY faster now. Last year it was 3-5 days, this spring it was 1-2 days.
    I published two apps this week, both took less than 6 hours.

    but was this for Kindle Fire or just the Amazon App Store? That's two separate approval processes. The Kindle Fire one usually follows close behind, but when we first got access to amazon it was taking an additional week.
    I should add that they were new versions of existing apps. They were for both Amazon and Kindle Fire, two different versions of the same app.
  • Issue?
    * I rebuilt my app with IAP for Kindle. When I submit, it submits fine to the Amazon Android selection but the same package name is not showing up for Kindle. When I upload to Amazon I can upload for all devices at once. Here's the error:
    "Please make sure the app has a Package Name and that it matches the one used for the Amazon Appstore."
    -- The package name I have matches the one in the Developer portal. The game is Pararescue if any GS people would like to take a look. Otherwise, I will probably just try submitting through the developer portal tomorrow.
  • The_Gamesalad_GuruThe_Gamesalad_Guru Posts: 9,913Member
    There are two approval steps for Amazon. The first approval is a basic android approval. This one is easy to get. The second approval is for Kindle and the app must meet way higher standards, and takes more time about as long as an iOS approval. I found the kindle process of approval to be a bit more demanding than iOS.
  • mathusalemrexmathusalemrex Posts: 116Member, PRO
    Just as an experiment I uploaded passive penguin to amazon last night, it's live less than 24 hours later! Awesome!!!!
  • BBEnkBBEnk Posts: 1,764Member
    @CodeWizard

    if I use Gamecircle do I have to use both Leaderboards and achievements to qualify or just one?
  • CodeWizardCodeWizard Posts: 1,143Key Master, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee
    @BBEnk
    You can you either one or neither. Just publishing an app to the Amazon store qualifies you for potential Amazon love.
  • BBEnkBBEnk Posts: 1,764Member
    @CodeWizard

    @BBEnk
    You can you either one or neither. Just publishing an app to the Amazon store qualifies you for potential Amazon love.

    I meant to be eligible for the free months, and Amazon and never shown me love I would love to see some,lol.
  • CodeWizardCodeWizard Posts: 1,143Key Master, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee
    @BBEnk
    No need to use GameCircle or IAP to get free months. Just publish an app to the Amazon store before November 30th to qualify.
  • BBEnkBBEnk Posts: 1,764Member
    @CodeWizard

    @BBEnk
    No need to use GameCircle or IAP to get free months. Just publish an app to the Amazon store before November 30th to qualify.

    Ok so you can update old games with Gamecircle or inApp or just publish a new game thats not on Amazon and earn Free months..

    Also I have two Leader boards in my game now and I noticed when you use the show Leader board behavior you only need to use it once because Amazon always takes you to both anyway so is there any point for using it on too different Leader boards in same game did I miss something?
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