I understand from today's announcement that the kindle fire device will run on Android.
The Kindle Fire product page references Wired magazine (and others) as having 'built-in video, audio and other interactive features'. Sounds like Adobe DPS to me, but would be good to get confirmation.
When will Adobe's tools support Kindle Fire? A date would be very helpful and some advice about the hardware limitations. In the light of these limitations (and its currently smaller form factor) we may have to create a new edition of each publication specifically for the Fire. It may have been unrealistic but my clients assumed that ADPS would already be able to export to this format and where surprised when I told them that I didn't know when it would.
Viewer Builder 1.7, released last thursday supports kindle fire.
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Re: Kindle Fire Support?
I am confused Bob. Klaasjan Tukker says the Viewer Builder is already able to generate an App for Kindle Fire but we don't have a Content Viewer on the device that we can use to preview and test it!
do you know what the resolution dimensions (for creating a new document in InDesign) are for Kindle Fire?...I too would like to start building demo .folios and test these.
Is there a document that states what DPS interactivites are supported/not supported for Kindle Fire?
thanks in advance.
Klaasjan is correct. You can use Viewer Builder to create a custom viewer app that you can submit to Amazon appstore. You can also sideload that .apk file onto your Amazon Fire and test your folios (1024x600) that are published as public. The same DPS limitations that apply to Android devices also apply to the Fire -- no inline videos, no PDF pinch/zoom, HTML limitations, etc.
Bob, I'm running into a snag with the sideloading process. I was able to sideload and install the viewer APK file on my Kindle Fire, but it repeatedly crashed on launch. We worked with Adobe Support over the weekend and their recommendation is to upload the APK to the Android Market (or, I assume, the Amazon Appstore) and activate it. But we aren't yet ready to publish -- we just want to test the viewer and folios locally.
Can Adobe make its existing Android viewer APK available for download on the DPS website? Or post it on the Appstore?
Any help would be appreciated. I've had two opportunities to demonstrate the Kindle Fire app to clients over the past week and have had to make excuses. This is getting frustrating.
Amazon and Adobe are still sorting out the Amazon Appstore details. Currently, there is no Adobe Content Viewer available in the Amazon Appstore -- one should be submitted today or tomorrow -- and I recently learned that any .apk file you sideload to the Fire won't work because Amazon hasn't certified it yet. My understand is that you need to submit the .apk file to Amazon, Amazon wraps it and sends it back to you, and then you sign it and can test it. Amazon calls this "up-down-up signing."
Thanks, Bob, for the great information. I understand that there are several players here and many moving parts. I'll watch for that viewer on the Appstore.
BTW there seems to be a lot of interest in the Kindle Fire. Clients who have never expressed any interest before in Android want to be on this platform as well as the iPad.
Apologies to Juergen for hijacking his post.
Amazon is reviewing the Adobe Content Viewer. It will be available when they approve.
Amazon is currently rejecting any viewer app that gets submitted because the viewer points to Android Market if AIR is not installed. (AIR is always installed on a Fire but may not be on an Android device.) They obviously don't want us to point to the Android Store instead of the Amazon Appstore. The team created a different version of the Viewer Builder that points the appropriate store if AIR isn't installed. It should be posted soon. I used the new version of the Viewer Builder to submit my DPS Tips app again to Amazon. Haven't heard from them yet.
Update - A new version of the Viewer Builder was recently posted. This version now points to the appropriate store if AIR is not installed.
The Adobe Content Viewer has been submitted and is pending Amazon's approval.
just use new Viewer Builder 1.7.0-RC_2, create a new viewer for Android and set Market "App Store Amazon for Android", sent to .apk to Amazon.
Bad luck, once again answer from amazon :
Your recent submission of Le Magazine AutoTrends is pending due to the following reason(s):
Through our testing process, we found that your app requires Adobe AIR to function. Customers that do not already have Adobe AIR installed will be prompted to download the app. To point users directly to the Adobe AIR page on the Amazon Appstore use the following Download URL: http://www.amazon.com/gp/mas/dl/android?p=com.adobe.air. (Currently your app links to the front page of the Appstore, not directly to Adobe AIR in the Appstore.)
Any idea to fix this error ?
Adobe made the fix in the new Viewer Builder, but if I understand the situation correctly, Amazon needs to make a fix on their end to allow the AIR redirect to work. We're currently discussing the situation with Amazon.
mlipson - You should download "Viewer Builder 1.7.0 RC-2." If that's not downloading, you may want to clear the cache in your browser, remove Viewer Builder, and download again.
Steve - I haven't heard anything from Amazon. As I mentioned, my understanding is that we made a fix to the Viewer Builder on our end assuming that a fix would be done on their end. I heard from an Adobe tester that Amazon has not made the appropriate redirect on their end, so the .apk file is still pointing to the Android Market. That will cause the submitted viewers to get rejected. I pointed this out to Amazon and haven't heard back. I'm wondering if the stakeholders are gone for the holidays -- I'll be leaving myself for a couple of weeks, just checking email occasionally -- but I'm hoping the issue will be resolved soon. I'll let you know when I get any news.
I did download the RC-2...although once installed I checked the release # and saw it was still 1.7.0.
I was sort of expecting a 1.7.1 or other increment.
I will go ahead and submit a new VB app to Amazon today...and advise of it gets approved.
BTW - thanks for posting the "Updated Viewer Builder Announcement" at the top of the forum - very helpful.
Adobe DPS is not very good at version numbering. This viewer builder
"release candidates" is proving this.
I'm glad I'm not in a position of implementing this on a huge client.
Has anyone been able to successfully submit a DPS app to the amazon app store ?Using the 1.7 RC2 version of the builder still causes a reject from amazon.
Your recent submission of RSNA News is pending due to the following reason(s):
Your app has failed a test case. Bug Description: The application crashes consistently. The user discovered that, when attempting to download and install the August 2011 edition of the RSNA News Journal, the application froze during the installation process before crashing and returning the user to the device's home menu with no error message. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Download and install the application on the target device. 2. Launch the application to the main library menu. 3. Select the "RSNA News August 2011" edition to download and install. 4. Note that during installation, the application progress bar stops briefly before the application crashes and the user is returned to the device's home screen. OS/Device(s)/Form Factor: Samsung i800 (Galaxy Tab) A SCH-I800.EH01
Please correct the issue(s) we found with your app submission so we may continue working to get it in the Appstore.
I just received essentially same rejection
paradise valley v 18.104.22.168.34817 exhibits consistent, reproducible instances of force closing when tested for compatibility on Kindle Fire. Currently the app Force Closes on launch. A logcat file has been attached to this email to assist you in troubleshooting the problem.
I had not sideloaded the 1.7 RC2 app onto my Kindle prior to re-submitting to Amazon for approval. I simply re-created the app in Viewer Builder then re-posted to Amazon. Now that I have loaded the RC2 build on my Kindle, it does in fact crash almost immediately after launch. It goes through the splash screen then force quits.
btw - Amazon has updated my Kindle OS to 6.2.1 if that is helpful as well.