16. Testing Kindle Fire Applications

Every mobile developer dreams of developing a “killer app.” Many people think that if they could just come up with a great idea, success is guaranteed. This is, unfortunately, not the case. The truth is, people come up with great ideas all the time. The trick is to act on the idea with a clear vision, a concise “pitch” to users, and an intuitive user interface. Applications should also be carefully paired with the devices they target; the Amazon Kindle Fire is primarily an e-book reader with supplementary applications whose features should be appropriate for the device features as well as its audience. There’s also a time component: You have to get that app into users’ hands quickly—before someone else does! ...

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