Amazon Appstore now allows HTML5 web apps

Following an interesting development, it is now possible for users to discover, download, and subsequently install HTML5 web applications in the Amazon


Following an interesting development, it is now possible for users to discover, download and subsequently install HTML5 web applications in the Amazon Appstore. The popular online retailer launched web app support in the Mobile Appl Distribution Program.

Developers can now submit URLs for their HTML5-based web apps and mobile sites. Amazon will then offer that content to its customers on the Appstore as well as to those using its Kindle Fire. The brand elaborates that developers can submit and distribute mobile web content sans any third-party software or any native app development.

Amazon Appstore now allows HTML5 web apps

Amazon Appstore now allows HTML5 web apps

 

Previously, web developers and content publishers faced several challenges when building, optimising and distributing web apps for mobile devices. With the new development in place, Amazon is facilitating easy distribution through the Appstore, strong web app performance on Kindle Fire and great ways to make money.

Mike George, Vice President of Amazon Appstore, Games and Cloud Drive, said: "We've heard from developers that making their web apps available for mobile devices is hard because many times it means rewriting their app, which takes extra time and often requires third party tools. By launching support for HTML5 web apps in the Mobile App Distribution Program, we're giving web developers the tools they need and all the benefits that native apps already enjoy in the Amazon Appstore and on Kindle Fire. This opens up new possibilities-starting with faster discovery, access to tools for increased monetization, and the ability to reach new customers for greater exposure."

Amazon Appstore was launched in India only recently. Now in version 5.0, the updated Amazon Appstore has introduced support for nearly 200 countries – including, Australia, Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa.

The update follows an earlier announcement by Amazon, wherein it revealed its plan to roll out the Amazon Appstore in over 200 countries around the world including India. The company called on developers to submit their apps for distribution in the countries that are part of the newest rollout. The changelog also features international support for Canada and for more EU countries – Austria, Switzerland, Ireland and Belgium, to name a few.


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