How to Publish to Amazon Appstore for Android

By Michael Burton

Publishing to the Amazon Appstore for Android is similar to publishing to the Google Play Store: You create an account, and then you may need to pay a developer fee.

Unlike the Google Play Store, apps must be reviewed on the Amazon Appstore for Android, so plan a few days between the day you submit your app and the day it becomes available on the store.

Follow these steps:

1Go to Amazon Apps and Services.

Click Sign In.

2Sign in using your Amazon login.

Or create a new account.

3Enter your developer information.

Agree to the Amazon Distribution Terms.

4Scroll down and click Accept and Continue.

Indicate whether you intend to monetize your apps. If so, fill in the necessary details, then click Save and Continue.

5Click the Add a New App button.

Enter your app’s important information, and click Save when you’re done. Feel free to fill in the other optional fields such as SKU if it’s useful to you.

6Click the Availability and Pricing tab.

Choose in which countries to make your app available — and its price.

7Click the Description tab to set your app’s short and long descriptions, and add translations for other languages.

Click Save when you’re done.

8Click the Images and Multimedia tab.

Upload icons and screen shots to include in your app description, then click Save.

9Click the Content Rating tab.

Choose your app’s content rating and age restrictions by clicking the appropriate radio buttons, then click Save.

10Click the Binary File(s) tab.

Upload your app’s binary code, then click Save.

11Click the Submit App button.

The review process can take anywhere from hours to days to weeks. However, when your app launches in the Appstore, you can find it in the Amazon Appstore for Android alongside other apps as shown.