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Amazon affiliates in Android apps

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by wylie99, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. wylie99

    wylie99 Registered Member

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    I have been poking around but haven't found the answer on how to successfully use an Amazon affiliate code inside an app? Android or Apple apps
    For example, I would like to have a workout app and inside be able to direct a user to my Amazon aff. link to buy some running shoes.
    How can this be done without upsetting the Amazon TOS, and without pushing/directing the user to multiple websites to get there?

    Thanks
    Wylie
     
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    wylie99 Registered Member

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    bump.....bump...bump.....
    ANyone???
     
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    noseo Regular Member

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    https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/microsite/mobile

    For mobile apps:


    We are pleased to announce the launch of the Mobile Associates API, currently supporting all Android and Amazon Appstore devices, including Kindle Fire HD. This API can launch an in-app product detail page, so you can merchandise millions of Amazon products within your app. On Kindle Fire HD and other Amazon Appstore devices, developers can provide customers with an in-app purchasing experience for physical products.


    Mobile apps require a separate approval process and will earn advertising fees according to a special fee schedule. To participate, your app must be available for purchase in the Amazon Appstore. Apps that are primarily focused on shopping and shopping functionality may not be approved for participation. Visit our Mobile App Distribution Portal to create a developer account and to learn more about the Mobile Associates API.
     
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    clpride Registered Member

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    Yes, I believe you need to use amazon's mobile sdk for displaying affiliate ads. Technically, you can have your app show amazon banners that have your affiliate id in the link, however this may violate their terms of service. Also, you'd have to build your own mechanism to dynamically refresh the ads which could be complicated.