App Testing Service on Amazon

App Testing Service on Amazon

Q: What is the Amazon App Testing Service?

The Amazon App Testing Service is a tool you can use to test your Android app prior to submitting it to Amazon. This free service tests your app for common issues that can block it from being compatible with the Amazon Appstore.

More than 75% of Android tablet apps that we tested work on Amazon Appstore with no additional development required. You can submit your app to the Amazon Appstore directly from this new tool.

Q: What kind of testing does this service perform?

The test analyzes your Android app’s code and manifest, and lets you know if your app:

Uses software libraries that might prevent your app from being compatible with the Amazon Appstore. If so, we suggest what to use instead.
Uses Amazon APIs incorrectly. If so, we provide documentation to help.
Contains features that are not supported by certain devices, and how to handle this.

Q: Is there a fee for using the App Testing Service?

No. The service is free.
Q: Can I access the test results after I run the tests?

If you were signed in when you ran the tests, your test results are available at any time.
If you ran the tests without signing in, you will have to sign in or open a free account on the Amazon Apps & Games Developer Portal to save your test results.

Q: Do I need to register with the Amazon Apps & Games Developer Portal to use the App Testing Service?

No. You can run the App Testing Service tests without registering with the portal, but your results will not be saved.
Q: If I use the App Testing Service, do I need to go through the regular submission process again to make my app available on the Amazon Appstore?

At the end of the testing process, the App Testing Service enables you to submit the app to the Amazon Appstore. If you did not submit the app at that time, you will need to submit the app through the Amazon Apps & Games Developer Portal.

Q: What if I decide not to submit my app?

That’s fine. If you are signed into the Amazon Apps & Games Developer Portal, your test results will be stored and you can submit your app later, if you wish. If you are not signed in, you can come back and re-run the test later.
Q: If App Testing Service does not find an error in my app, does that guarantee the app will be published by the Amazon Appstore after I submit it?

No. Apps submitted to the Amazon Apps & Games Developer Portal are subject to further review. We test submitted apps prior to making them available to verify that each works as outlined in your product description, does not impair the functionality of the mobile device or put customer data at risk once installed, and complies with the terms of the App Distribution and Services Agreement and our Content Guidelines.