August 28, 2013 Last Updated 12:30 pm

Amazon rolls out Mobile Associate API to developers

Developers heard recently that Amazon would allow for monetizing mobile apps with in-app purchasing. Now Amazon has reached out to developers to reveal the details.

This email was sent out today:

Announcing the Amazon Mobile Associate API
Until today, developers have only had three methods to monetize their apps or games: selling them outright, going “freemium” with in-app purchasing or subscriptions, or using mobile ads. Starting now, Amazon has created a new method for developers to monetize: the Amazon Mobile Associates API, currently available for Android (including Kindle Fire).

The Mobile Associates API allows developers to sell real products from the millions of items at Amazon, whether physical (i.e. toys, clothing) or digital (i.e. eBooksrom inside their apps or games) while earning up to 6% in advertising fees from those purchases. The Mobile Associates API is an extension of Amazon Associates, our successful web-based affiliate program created in 1996, paying advertising fees to hundreds of thousands of affiliates worldwide.

mobileassociates_pic._V359247161_Integration is simple, especially if you’ve already integrated the Amazon In-App Purchasing API, since it leverages a similar framework. You don’t even need to worry about setting up the items in the Distribution Portal–simply add the ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Number) or a keyword search term for products that are relevant within the context of your app, and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ve posted a Quick Start Guide, sample code, and documentation here. Start earning more today!

No Additional Development Required and No Registration Cost
Over 75% of Android apps submitted to us just work on Kindle Fire, with no additional development necessary. It’s easy to get started and free to register for a developer account and submit your apps. Learn more here.

Amazon is Now Accepting HTML5 Web Apps
Submit your web apps and mobile-optimized web sites and have them merchandised alongside native apps on Amazon and Kindle Fire in nearly 200 countries worldwide, without any third-party software or any native app development. We provide the tools that you need to optimize your web apps for Kindle Fire as well as monetization APIs including Amazon’s In-App Purchasing API for JavaScript. Learn more here.

Using SNS to engage your iOS and Android (including Kindle Fire) users
Submit your web apps and mobile-optimized web sites and have them merchandised alongside native apps on Amazon and Kindle Fire in nearly 200 countries worldwide, without any third-party software or any native app development. We provide the tools that you need to optimize your web apps for Kindle Fire as well as monetization APIs including Amazon’s In-App Purchasing API for JavaScript. Learn more here.

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