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This article was published on August 14, 2014


Amazon Appstore begins accepting self-contained Web apps

Amazon Appstore begins accepting self-contained Web apps
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

In a move that will certainly add more apps to its forked Android Appstore, Amazon is now accepting self-contained Web apps in its application marketplace.

Developers can now submit HTML5 Web apps that are not tied to a hosted Web site. Most Web apps serve as wrappers that point to an established site. For example, an app for a news site that basically just pulls all the articles and puts them in a format that works well on smaller screens.

With today’s news, developers can create and submit self-contained HTML5 Web apps for the Amazon Fire Phone and Kindle tablet line by wrapping all their assets in a zip file.

➤ Html5 Packaged Apps Service Makes It Even Easier To Submit Apps [Amazon]