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Developing and testing in Canada

Can anyone point me to an FAQ or similar that can tell me what I need to do inorder to develop, test and release (and test again) apps for the Kindle Fire HD? I can't even download a free app from the Amazon Store. I was asked to setup 1-click payment which I did but I still get the same pop up. This will make testing the live/production app from the app store very difficult (if not unrealistic). Am I missing something? How do foreign developers make apps? Any help in this matter will be most appreciated. Thanks.
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Anshul@Amazon answered
For developing and testing apps, please refer to our "Getting Started" guide ( https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/fire/getting-started.html) available on Mobile App Distribution Portal. You can download apps from our US/EU/JP Appstore provided you have country specific credit card and Billing Address for that country.
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Great news, so for the small developer it's impossible to fully test our app? How do we test purchase/payment issues? Having a hard time finding it in the many pages of information on the Amazon Developer site. Also there's no mention of the fact that you can't download apps outside of select countries on the page you linked me to. I knew there were "issues" with your store but didn't think you'd block developers from making apps for your store. I guess I was naive to think you would have some sort of "tester/developer" framework for just this sort of issue.
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Sachin@Amazon answered
Using a Kindle Fire emulator is the recommended way to test and debug your mobile apps if you do not have a Kindle Fire tablet available. Emulators are available for each of the Kindle Fire tablets. You can find more information on using the emulator at the following link: https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/fire/emulator-guide.html You can use SDK tester to test the payment/purchase issues. The SDK Tester is a developer tool that allows users of the Amazon Mobile App SDK to test their implementation in a production-like environment before submitting it to Amazon for publication. Please find more information on SDK Tester at: https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/in-app-purchasing/documentation/testing-iap.html Hope this information helps. Thank you.
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Awesome, thanks for some real information. Sorry about being cynical but dealing with these closed systems like iOS and Amazon kind of makes you that way. We do have a device in studio but we will be using the emulators as well. Looking forward to checking out the SDK Tester.
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TomTom answered
Not sure what you are talking about being cynical dealing with these closed systems. My app available on iOS, Google Play and Amazon Appstore and it took me at most few hours to rebuild test and move it from Google Play to Amazon Appstore. It has nothing to do with the whether they are close or open. All you need to do is read the document and do it.
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