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Firephone Developer Select Program Criteria

I have already Six App on Amazon Store ready for all kindle devices and also for firephone. I am eagerly willing for participate in the Developer Select Program by Amazon. And I have modified my apps for being consider for Developer Select Program. Most of the criteria I have already passed. I want to ask for firephone eligibility for Developer Select. 1. Does it compulsory to use Home Widget(Hero Widget) using Home API for firephone even though my app not needed any such added functionalities ? 2. Does it compulsory to use left and right panels even though my app not needed this added benefits ? Is it so that if I My App does not have these above two criteria will not be eligible for the developer select program ???
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Hi Crazyamazondeveloper, DeveloperSelect certainly gives you a lot of advantages and can be worth the effort required to get your apps ready for the program. For Fire Phone you need to meet all the general requirement PLUS the requirements for Fire Phone specifically, those are: To qualify for the Amazon Fire phone benefits, your apps must be available for sale in the United States and meet the following criteria, in addition to those under General Requirements above: • All apps must implement an app widget using the Home API to display contextual information when the app is brought to the forefront on the device Carousel. • Non-game apps must implement either (or both) of the left and right panels using Foundation Controls or Dynamic Perspective SDK. • Games must use the Dynamic Perspective SDK to create an in-game experience that responds to a user’s motion relative to the device. Note that games that merely replace swipe-based controls or gyro functionality with head tracking will not qualify. The game must use head tracking to implement an in-game experience. Examples include the ability for a user to pan and zoom the field of view in a game by moving the device back or forward or the ability to rotate the device about any axis to change the viewing angle of the surroundings. You can find more detail here:
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