Update: Amazon drops support for Android content viewers on Kindle Fire devices in latest DPS release
This is an update on this story from Tuesday concerning the latest version of the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite which will no longer support in-app purchases of single issues and subscriptions through Amazon’s own marketplace.
Here was the Adobe announcement in its notes for the latest release:
Adobe will no longer support Android content viewers on Kindle Fire devices and is removing the ability to create an in-app purchase experience through Kindle Newsstand and Amazon Appstore as part of a staged effort.
The option to create a native Android viewer that supports in-app purchase of single issues and subscriptions through Amazon marketplaces was removed from the Web-based DPS App Builder.
This same capability will be removed from the desktop DPS App Builder with the v31 release (scheduled for June 2014), affecting the legacy, AIR-based Android viewer.
This change has no impact on existing Android apps currently published to Amazon marketplaces or to other DPS supported Android marketplaces such as Google Play Store.
TNM reached out to Adobe for more details. Today an Adobe representative responded with this further explanation:
“This change has no impact on existing apps already published in Amazon marketplaces. In addition, customers can still build new apps for the Kindle and Amazon marketplaces without using Amazon’s in-app purchase. In-app purchase is not used in cases of publisher direct entitlement or for most corporate use cases. We are focusing on the use cases, devices and marketplaces that are most important to DPS customers.”