1. jmr1015's Avatar
    App developers bailing on Fire Phone, in new challenge for Amazon - GeekWire

    For those that think BlackBerry is being singled out or otherwise the target of some conspiracy regarding app availability... the Fire Phone is quickly losing developer support due to poor sales. Developers are not seeing the return on their investment that they wanted, and are choosing to move on from the platform.

    Amazon has these things discounted to $199 unlocked or $0.99 on contract, down from $650 unlocked or $199 on contract just months ago at launch...
    02-20-15 12:07 AM
  2. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    App developers bailing on Fire Phone, in new challenge for Amazon - GeekWire

    For those that think BlackBerry is being singled out or otherwise the target of some conspiracy regarding app availability... the Fire Phone is quickly losing developer support due to poor sales. Developers are not seeing the return on their investment that they wanted, and are choosing to move on from the platform.

    Amazon has these things discounted to $199 unlocked or $0.99 on contract, down from $650 unlocked or $199 on contract just months ago at launch...

    Logic like this won't change the minds of those who are determined to believe in conspiracies LOL.

    Sucks, coz Amazon has something going for it with Amazon Fire TV IMHO. The ability to cast games is pretty nifty.
    02-20-15 12:17 AM
  3. Gooseberry Falls's Avatar
    Way overpriced. Really shouldn't be that hard to port android apps since it is running on 4.2.2. Really don't see the problem as Kindle Fire HDX would use the same apps. Can't just be the phone that is causing the issue.
    02-20-15 03:05 PM
  4. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Way overpriced. Really shouldn't be that hard to port android apps since it is running on 4.2.2. Really don't see the problem as Kindle Fire HDX would use the same apps. Can't just be the phone that is causing the issue.
    I agree... not only the devices causing the issues. Just hard to gain a foothold in developer affections.
    02-20-15 03:18 PM
  5. jmr1015's Avatar
    Way overpriced. Really shouldn't be that hard to port android apps since it is running on 4.2.2. Really don't see the problem as Kindle Fire HDX would use the same apps. Can't just be the phone that is causing the issue.
    Ported Amazon/Android apps and Kindle Fire tablet apps that do not natively take advantage of Fire Phone specific hardware, like the 3D sensor "Dynamic Perspective" are not going to draw anyone away from other platforms... and are not going to give the best possible experience. Why use the Fire Phone with ported apps when you could just get a Samsung or HTC that can run straight Google Play Store apps? (Without rooting, sideloading, or using some 3rd party solution) And if the phone is not drawing any significant user base, why would a developer continue to waste time and resources porting and supporting/updating apps to a dead platform? That's the real issue. Developers are looking to the future, and the future for the Fire Phone doesn't look very bright.
    02-20-15 03:41 PM
  6. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    Ported Amazon/Android apps and Kindle Fire tablet apps that do not natively take advantage of Fire Phone specific hardware, like the 3D sensor "Dynamic Perspective" are not going to draw anyone away from other platforms... and are not going to give the best possible experience. Why use the Fire Phone with ported apps when you could just get a Samsung or HTC that can run straight Google Play Store apps? (Without rooting, sideloading, or using some 3rd party solution) And if the phone is not drawing any significant user base, why would a developer continue to waste time and resources porting and supporting/updating apps to a dead platform? That's the real issue. Developers are looking to the future, and the future for the Fire Phone doesn't look very bright.
    Devs are looking to the cash... :-)
    And the piles are with Apple and Google...

    Still, wish Amazon good luck with the phone.

      "Telstra, Telstra an der Wand, wer ist der schoenste im ganzen Land...?" Answer: Passport... (Optus got it!) ;-)  
    02-22-15 08:45 PM
  7. Gooseberry Falls's Avatar
    From what I've read, there will be a successor phone. If the phone was a dead end, I can see the economic side for the devs. Not being a dev or knowing the real differences between the Fire OS, Kindle OS, and android, I still can't believe it is that hard for an android dev to support Fire OS. Now that BBRY and Amazon are partners, we have to hope that the Amazon App Store will survive.
    02-23-15 08:05 AM
  8. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    Wow, $200 off contract now?

    Posted via CB10
    02-24-15 03:59 PM
  9. Andrew4life's Avatar
    We don't think there is a conspiracy, we always knew that developers would prefer 1 system to develop apps for because it is easier.


    Right now there are 2 major ones on Mobile. Android and iOS.

    On desktop/laptops it's Windows.

    Posted via CB10
    02-24-15 04:02 PM

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