Firstly, let me say I'm not sure if this is the appropriate forum to post this,... I've been developing aps for Android for a while now (12+ months), and am trying to make the move to listing my apps on Amazon. This has required me to learn a new IDE (Android Studio instead of Eclipse) and a new system (this gradle thing is still a bit of a mystery to me). Trying to learn a new IDE and system and at the same time figure out what is necessary to list apps on Amazon has led to some confusion on my part. The thing that I'm needing clarity on in this: I'm designing my apps for Android, and not Fire Phone specifically, so do I need to use the Fire Phone SDK just because I'm listing the apps on Amazon? And do I need to make changes to the gradle file to use Amazon's version thereof? This is not clear to me from the documentation (which appears to be somewhat outdated - with Eclipse instructions but no Studio instructions). I understand that I will need to reference the Amazon ads Jar if I want to show ads, which is fine. Any advice and/or pointers to more up to date documentation would be greatly appreciated :)
No, you don't have to use the Fire Phone SDK. The SDK only needs to be used if you wish to utilize Fire Phone specific features, such as Dynamic Perspective. If you are just writing a generic android app without any Google Play dependencies, you shouldn't need to make any changes to make it compatible with Fire Phone.