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D Keesto asked ·

No live wallpaper support?

I tried testing a live wallpaper APK, and it said that live wallpapers are marked as not compatible with any Amazon devices, including the Fire Phone. Seems like the absolute ideal way to show off the new dynamic perspective feature. And a way to spread interest in the phone virally. This phone has two things that set it apart from much cheaper phones like the Nexus 5: dynamic perspective and Firefly. Since Firefly comes across as a way to get advertised to (and thus many have the impression is something that should be used to subsidize a lower cost on the phone), dynamic perspective is the main thing going for Fire Phone. To get developers on board with releasing apps on it, live wallpapers would be a great start. It would not be difficult to get a live wallpaper working with dynamic perspective, and its something that a user's friends will all see. Games on the other hand would take considerably more effort to adapt to using this feature, and for many games it would not even be possible. It's the sort of feature that gameplay must be based on, and so it will be hard to sell developers on developing a one-phone exclusive title.
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Kevin@Amazon answered ·
Hi D Keesto, You are correct; the primary purpose of your app or game should not be to set live wallpapers. Using live wallpaper is supported by the Amazon Appstore on non-Amazon devices only. You can submit your APK however, but your app will not be displayed in the Amazon Appstore as being compatible with Amazon devices, this includes the Fire Phone.
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T. Holyoak answered ·
Will static wallpapers finally be supported, or will they also not be supported, like on the Kindle Fire tablets?
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Kevin@Amazon answered ·
Hi T. Holyoak, Static wallpapers are not supported on Fire devices. Using live wallpaper is supported by the Amazon Appstore on non-Amazon devices only. You can submit your APK however, but your app will not be displayed in the Amazon Appstore as being compatible with Amazon devices, this includes the Fire Phone.
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