Amazon Appstore Developer Summit

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Tuesday, 3rd November at CodeNode, London

10 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 10:00 AM.

The Amazon Appstore Developer Summit is designed to provide you with unique insights into the Appstore eco-system, emerging user interfaces that are driving new user behaviours, and disruptive new business models that are opening up opportunities for customers and the developer community.

Join to see talks and workshops by developer guest speakers, from disruptive start-ups to established consumer brands, who are at the forefront of innovation in their market segments.

At the event, Amazon's technical representatives will also be on hand to provide support, answer your questions, and help you troubleshoot any issues. We’ll have extra devices on-hand for you to experience or for testing including the Amazon Echo.

Join us for the Amazon AppStore Developer Summit!

The Amazon Appstore Summit will provide you with a great opportunity to network with other leading brands, app developers and the wider Amazon Appstore team. The event aims to be fun, interactive and insightful with lots of great take-aways!

Here are some of the key items on the agenda:

  • Get an overview of the Amazon Appstore eco-system, new device portfolio, and developer services
  • Hear insights from top developers and innovative consumer brands
  • Learn best practices for bringing your apps and games to the Living Room
  • Get an introduction to using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Alexa Skills Kit to Build Voice Driven Experiences
  • Learn about Amazon Underground: Where Apps Are Free and Developers Are Paid per Minute
  • Understand Your Power-Users (and Foster More)


Register here

About the Amazon Appstore

The Amazon Appstore allows developers to distribute and sell their Android and HTML5 web apps to millions of customers in 236 countries and territories. It is available on a multitude of devices, and is pre-loaded on Android phones on select carriers in the US and Europe. And now the Amazon Appstore has over 400,000 apps globally.

Amazon has tools and services that help you monetise your apps and keep users engaged. It’s easy to get started. You can test your app in under a minute and we’ve seen that most Android apps just work on Amazon devices, with no additional development required. Developers can get started in minutes from our developer portal.

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Day 1: Amazon Appstore Developer Summit

Day 1

Track Monetization and Engagement (Alt/Tab) Gaming (Cmd)

Check-in, breakfast and networking


An Overview of the Amazon Devices and Services for Mobile Developers

Iain Gavin

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Bringing Apps and Games to the Living Room

Jesse Freeman

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Building Curzon Home Cinema for Fire TV

Bill Scott and Philip Mordecai


Morning break


An introduction to using the Alexa Skills Kit and Amazon Web Services to Build Voice Driven Experiences

Paul Cutsinger

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Alexa, Ask Skyscanner about Flights from London to…

David Low

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Two New Ways to Monetize – Underground and Merch

Paul Cutsinger

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Responsive Game Design

Jesse Freeman

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Understanding Your Power-Users (and Fostering More)

Peter Heinrich


Picking the Right Tool for the Job: HTML5 vs Unity

Jesse Freeman

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5 Best Practices of Top-Earning Mobile Apps

Mike Hines


Top 5 Tips for Porting Unity Games to Fire Devices

Jesse Freeman

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No Metrics, No Marketing for Digital Start-ups

Edward Relf

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Improving Appstore Rank: Best Practices (& Tactics to Avoid)

Peter Heinrich

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Iain and Mike - closing remarks

Iain Gavin and Mike Hines


Happy Hour


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