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Amazon Android Appstore refusing Air based Droid apps


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I recently submitted a few apps to the Amazon Android Appstore and am just now recieving refusal emails due to the apps looking for Adobe Air updates on the Android Marketplace. I use FlashBuilder to compile to mobile with no code added to otherwise violate the Amazon terms of service so I dont see how developers can control this problem. I have to assume that they have no idea what Flash/Flex based Android apps are comprised of and I'm hoping Adobe can have some of its leverage applied to the Amazon execs to remedy this situation in their Droid marketplace because it boxes out large numbers.

The email I recieved is as follows so you can see their stance on the submission:

Dear Chris,

Thank you for your recent submission of BlipTV Mobile LT. Unfortunately it failed our testing procedures due to the following reason(s):

Your app links to the Android Market to download Adobe Air. It must link to the Amazon appstore for this purpose. We will not be able to proceed with testing until this link is fixed. Please update your applications and resubmit.  We will continue testing and processing upon receipt and will notify you of the results.  Thank you for your patience.

Please correct the issue(s) we found with your app submission.

After you have made the updates, you may re-submit a new version of the app, along with its metadata (icon, thumbnail, screenshots, and description) using the Amazon Appstore Developer Portal.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us using the following link:


Amazon Appstore Account Team

How are we developers supposed to comply with that?


3 Replies


Level 1

All taken care of thanks to a blog post I came across by Christian Cantrell:

After a combination of attempts I was able to compile an apk acceptable to amazon.


Level 2


I'm glad you got this to work, but in the future you will get faster replies if you post into the AIR forums vs. the LiveCycle Mobile forum.

Take care,



Level 1

Is it possible to publish for Amazon and have captive runtime (AIR packaged into an app)?