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Questions about testing GameCircle.

I've read through the GameCircle documentation a few times, but I'm still confused about a couple of things. I have an app that is already on the store, I want to add achievements and leader boards to it. So they will be on an updated version of the app, since I need to create a new apk with the code to implement gameCircle in it. When I whitelist a binary, does it have to be the same key as my app that is on the store? And when debugging, normally you use the apk and keystore that android automatically produces, so do I use a debugging keystore or the one for my app that is already on Amazon? I don't want to end up like some of the posters who have a bunch of keystores listed that don't work and have to wait for them to be deleted, otherwise I would just try and figure it out by trial and error. Also do you use your own Amazon account when you put in the name of the user who can see the leader boards, or is that just a name used for debugging that doesn't have to be a real Amazon account? Message was edited by: ac8droiddevelo
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Hi ac8droiddevelo, Thank you for showing interest in Amazon GameCircle. Yes, you need to whitelist your binaries (debug and release both) with the package name and the signature of the current build in order to get GameCircle functionality working in your app. So your debug and release builds will be whitelisted with debug and release signatures respectively. You need to whitelist debug build to test GameCircle functionality in you test environment. User's nickname is set in the device for the current amazon account. When you are in "Game" list in the device, by pressing menu button in the bottom bar, you can see a link to user profile. If you select that, you should see the GameCircle nickname for your account there. You can change your nickname by pressing the edit button also. GameCircle supports the concept of draft and published leaderboards and achievements. Draft items are only viewable by GameCircle nicknames that have been granted access to the sandbox of your app. So before publishing the draft items you should test those with the test accounts whose nicknames are listed in the sandbox tab of you app settings in developer portal. Hope this helps.
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