1/8/2014 11:50:55 AM
Amazon Provides App Developers New Monetization Opportunities with Changes to Amazon Device Messaging (ADM)
amazon developer, push notification, API, Amazon app developer, Amazon Device Messaging
https://appdevelopermagazine.com/images/news_images/amazon push_52u82v5d.jpg
App Developer Magazine

Amazon Provides App Developers New Monetization Opportunities with Changes to Amazon Device Messaging (ADM)

Richard Harris Richard Harris in Monetize Wednesday, January 8, 2014

At its simplest, the current app markets concept provides a platform for developers to write applications and market them directly to consumers. In reality, monetizing apps in a cluttered marketplace has become increasingly difficult. So the owners of app markets (Google, Apple, Amazon, etc.) who do the best job of greasing the wheels for developers will ultimately garner the loyalty needed to keep and grow a dynamic app market.

Amazon is arguably one of the most aggressive in supporting developers. While it is currently still a distant rival to Google and Apple, it is no doubt a serious player. So its announcement this week of changes to its push notification program is just another example of constant tweaks the company is enacting to continue its developer centric philosophy.

These most recent changes to the Amazon Device Messaging push notification services were designed to improve performance, API usability and compatibility with existing messaging service code.

Changes include the removal of throttling limits from the service level which have now been placed at the device level. Developers can also now send a message to up to a 1000 instances of an app at one time with multi-cast batch messaging.

Amazon has also made changes to its API to be very close to 100% compatible with existing GCM code. Amazon is mimicking the Google equivalent API calls whenever possible and has removed any unnecessary server side API differences. And they have made it easier to troubleshoot errors during the registration process by returning more details.  

Read more: https://developer.amazon.com/blog/index.html

475 Tax Deductions for Businesses and Self-Employed Individuals

Are you paying more taxes than you have to as a developer or freelancer? The IRS is certainly not going to tell you about a deduction you failed to take, and your accountant is not likely to take the time to ask you about every deduction you’re entitled to. As former IRS Commissioner Mark Everson admitted, “If you don’t claim it, you don’t get it.

A hands-on guide to mastering mobile forensics for iOS and Android

Get hands-on experience in performing simple to complex mobile forensics techniques Retrieve and analyze data stored not only on mobile devices but also through the cloud and other connected mediums A practical guide to leveraging the power of mobile forensics on popular mobile platforms with lots of tips, tricks, and caveats.

Gps tracker for kids

The Chirp GPS app is a top-ranked location sharing app available for Apple and Android that is super easy to use, and most of all, it's reliable.

The Latest Nerd Ranch Guide (3rd Edition) to Android Programming

Write and run code every step of the way, using Android Studio to create apps that integrate with other apps, download and display pictures from the web, play sounds, and more. Each chapter and app has been designed and tested to provide the knowledge and experience you need to get started in Android development.