In collaboration with Microsoft, Amazon has announcement the general availability of its AppStore on Windows 11 for all developers. This means more apps and games are coming to Windows 11 as Amazon developers can now easily access the AppStore for Windows and bring their Amazon Store apps to Microsoft’s platform.
Notably, Android apps and games like Audible, TikTok, Lords Mobile, Hungry Shark Evolution, and Epic Seven have expanded their user base by bringing their games to PC without creating a separate Windows app. For example, Epic Seven extended its app reach with the Amazon Appstore on Windows 11, increasing its revenue and improving its customers’ gaming experience.
To port their Android apps to Windows 11, developers are encouraged to test their app on a Windows 11 device with at least 8GB of RAM. Once these minimum requirements are met, developers can download the WSA from the Microsoft Store, automatically installing the Amazon Appstore.
Once the WSA and Amazon Appstore for Windows 11 have been activated on the PC, it is recommended that developers:
- See the compatibility guide covering Windows-specific use cases for the application, including input controls, graphical management, x86 architecture, and how scope storage works with Windows-specific file directories. ‘application. The guide also outlines features that should be tested for Windows 11 functionality.
- Follow Microsoft’s instructions to enable “developer mode” to debug the app on Windows 11 and use Amazon’s live app testing for app submission preparation.
- Implement keyboard/mouse support, window management, and resizing capabilities for the best PC user experience.
- See the developer blogs for tips on mapping native inputs and resizing applications in WSA.
- For other questions, refer to the Troubleshooting Guide, Developer FAQs, and the WSA project on GitHub.
- Follow the steps to target Windows devices from the Amazon Developer Console to submit the app for release.
It should be noted that to target Windows 11 devices; developers must submit an Android application. Mobile web or HTML5 apps cannot target Android devices other than Amazon or the Windows Subsystem for Android.