Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) to pay developers up to $15,000 in Coins for Fire Phone apps
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) wants to build a developer ecosystem for the Fire Phone device. This is why Amazon.com is offering incentives to developers in the form of Amazon Coins. Amazon.com is offering developers up to $15,000 in Amazon Coins to give away to users if they develop apps for the device. Amazon is not paying $15,000 for a single app — it is paying 500,000 Coins per app ($5,000) and you can do this with up to 3 apps per developer account. Here are some of the other requirements:
- All apps must implement an app widget using the Home API to display contextual information when the app is brought to the forefront on the device Carousel.
– Non-game apps must implement either (or both) of the left and right panels using Foundation Controls or Dynamic Perspective SDK.
– Games must use the Dynamic Perspective SDK to create an in-game experience that responds to a user’s motion relative to the device. Note that games that merely replace swipe-based controls or gyro functionality with head tracking will not qualify. The game must use head tracking to implement an in-game experience. Examples include the ability for a user to pan and zoom the field of view in a game by moving the device back or forward or the ability to rotate the device about any axis to change the viewing angle of the surroundings.
What this means is that Amazon wants to see apps that takes advantage of the updated Fire OS features to win the award.