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Developer Select now fails if you do not use Amazon adverts/sdk

jigglybeanjigglybean Member Posts: 1,584

I've recently updated a game and using chartboost for adverts. However, its just lost it's Developer Select status because -

Issues
•App displays advertisements but is not integrated with Amazons mobile ad SDK

Is there a way to do this? Or does GS have any plans? Amazon are just a pain in the arse changing rules and not keeping us updated about these changes.

Another app, that uses chartboost appears to be fine but I haven't updated that one since Feb. /sigh

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  • BlackCloakGSBlackCloakGS Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO Posts: 2,250 GameSalad Employee

    @jigglybean send us a support ticket and we will look into it

  • LovejoyLovejoy Member Posts: 2,078

    @jigglybean said:
    I've recently updated a game and using chartboost for adverts. However, its just lost it's Developer Select status because -

    Issues
    •App displays advertisements but is not integrated with Amazons mobile ad SDK

    Is there a way to do this? Or does GS have any plans? Amazon are just a pain in the arse changing rules and not keeping us updated about these changes.

    Another app, that uses chartboost appears to be fine but I haven't updated that one since Feb. /sigh

    I think it has been like this for a few months now, my only apps to qualify for it are my paid ones. :(

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  • jigglybeanjigglybean Member Posts: 1,584

    Interesting. This is the first update on a free app I have done in a while, which could explain why my older game is still ok. Either way, its very annoying as Amazon just shutdown everything outside of their little world.

    I've submitted a ticket, lets see what the wizards at GS towers can do

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  • BlackCloakGSBlackCloakGS Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO Posts: 2,250 GameSalad Employee

    We have looked into the issue. Amazon's Ad sdk integration is a requirment for the Developer Select program but not for apps to go on to the amazon store. We have added a feature request to our bug database. Please vote for this if this is an import feature to you.

  • jigglybeanjigglybean Member Posts: 1,584

    Thanks. Its very annoying when they move the goal posts. Its a loss of 500k impressions of free advertising too.

    Apps can still go live, just not qualify for dev select despite meeting the long winding list of requirements.

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  • BlackCloakGSBlackCloakGS Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO Posts: 2,250 GameSalad Employee

    Yep some time feel like I am playing a game of Calvinball when trying to keep up with all the app stores rules.

  • jigglybeanjigglybean Member Posts: 1,584

    Just to update on this. It appears that both Amazon and Google have had a spat.

    As such any adverts using Chartboost that link to Google Play are being rejected for the Developer Select program. I submitted an 'amazon' version with a separate CHartboost ID for Amazon and bingo, it got through.

    Although, like many others, we got a big email about the new Amazon SDK with all its bells and whistles

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