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Frank Corso asked

Mobile ads and GameCircle for Web App?

Hey there! A while back, I decided to make a game for the Amazon Appstore. After reviewing the many options, I saw the Web App page and was excited since I already create projects using HTML/JS/CSS. So, I got to work learning and developing my game. I am just about finished and wanted to add in some Mobile Ads and a leaderboard using GameCircle.

In the "Download Web app SDK" section of the page I linked to above, I see "The Apps & Games Services SDKs include the following packages: Mobile Ads, Amazon Drive, In-App Purchasing, Device Messaging (Fire OS only), GameCircle, Login with Amazon, Maps (Fire OS only). Some SDKs may not be supported on all platforms." which is what made me decide to build an HTML5 app instead of other stacks.

However, in the samples/info part of the "Web" folder in the SDK, I only see information on the IAP part and not anything on Mobile Ads or Gamecircle. I tried searching around the documentation and came across no examples of setting up mobile ads and game circle.

What am I missing?

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Levon@Amazon answered

Hi Frank,

Thanks for posting! Regrettably, Mobile Ads and GameCircle are not available for apps built with web technologies. These two SDKs together are available only when building Android apps, or apps using Unity or Adobe AIR.

If you want to continue using web technologies, then a partial solution to your issue would be to package your app with Cordova, in which case you can use the Mobile Ads plugin (but not GameCircle). If you are building a game, and need both of those SDKs, I would strongly encourage you to try Unity.

Main Amazon SDK page:

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