By all accounts, the Amazon Kindle Fire is the best-selling Android tablet of all time.Between Amazon's quality-not-quantity approach to their App Store and one-tablet-to-rule-them-all line-up, and you've got a recipe for quality control more akin to Apple than Google. But that also means developing for the Fire and the App Store is a slightly different experience from start to finish - so if you're planning an app specifically for the Fire... well, you're in luck.

Introduction to Android App Development for the Kindle Fire


Written by Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder, the mini-eBook spans 104 pages and costs $15.99.

Get Started Fast with Android App Development for Amazon’s Best-Selling Kindle Fire!

Practically overnight, the Amazon Kindle Fire has become the world’s top-selling Android-based tablet. Now, in this electronic-only mini-book, expert Android developers provide an introduction to the basics of Kindle Fire development.

Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder first introduce you to Android and walk you through installing its latest development tools. Next, you’ll learn the essential design principles you need to write Android Kindle Fire apps, discover how Android applications are structured and configured, and walk through incorporating user interfaces and other application resources into your projects.

It’s simply the fastest way to start developing apps for today’s hottest Android tablet!

Like this mini-book? Take the next step: read the full version! Learning Android Application Programming for the Kindle Fire, available in print and eBook formats, walks you step-by-step through every facet of building a production-quality Kindle Fire app!

How To Enter

We've got 10 copies to give away, and to enter, all you have to do is drop us a comment. Any comment will do - just make sure your DISQUS account includes a valid email address so that we can contact you should you win. The contest is open to anyone in the world, and will end Sunday, April 22 at 11:59 PM PST.

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

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    Great. Count me in.

  • http://twitter.com/dl_evans Dustin Evans

    I'd love one. 

  • ajs2677

    Looks great, thanks for the giveaway!

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    I could hug one :-)

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  • Kevin Matthew

    If I win this, I will devote myself to building awesome apps.

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  • Gradyduncan

    Time to download the SDK :-)

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    I'd love to get into Android development. Count me in!

  • Gnack

    Been entering every one of these book competitions - looking to break into android app development and could use any help I can get!

  • crankyd00d

    Yes! Me please? :)

  • Marcos Amano

    I want it!

  • John Kirsopp

    I've been "itching" to learn some android app development skills. I know kindle fire isn't exactly Android, maybe android (lower-case intentional). I still think that it would be fun to learn.

  • Jacob Markussen

    Can I has book plx? :-)

  • http://twitter.com/KrisztianSzabo2 Krisztian Szabo

    The Kindle Fire gives you another Android experience, which I want to learn and master. Android is the best thing in this world. It's just amazing.

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    I want one! :)

  • Andrew

    This would be a nice book to win.  Thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://www.facebook.com/radek.s.feber Radek Bobino Feber

    I hope I win it this time :) 

  • http://twitter.com/crazartist अच्यूतम

    well if any comment works..............

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  • Joe

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Joe

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Avrohom Eliezer Friedman


  • brandon houtz

    Hit me up.

  • Rik

    Another great giveaway.

  • bruler1230

    I recently bought a kindle fire and would love to be able to learn more about developing apps for it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000502325541 Adrian Tan

    Finally I can learn developmenr for android tablet!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JTKGL7QBBV2TSZHUJGWXEVKOJM Kevin K

    I have been meaning to learn programing. 

  • yo2mno

    I have a kindle and I'm really interested in Android Development.

  • http://twitter.com/jnfbatista João Batista

    Cool :) 

  • danielloniusz

    It would be great to win this! :)

  • Brandon

    Sweet giveaway

  • http://twitter.com/AshiqJA Ashiq JA

    Gr8...I luv Giveaways

  • ScottyE77

    This would help out alot in what I do for work.

  • Lars Gyrup Brink Nielsen

    Give ... me ... that ... book

  • Pedro

    I'd love to learn how to program for the Kindle!

  • Vyrlokar

    Well, the KF is not available in my country, but this book still looks good.

  • fredo840

    Great I am Looking forward for winning this book :) 

  • SheldonS

    I would love to have this book!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RR2IKHO2CD5SAFD54COVNEOVYQ Rob

    I totally read.

  • pul

    nice! Right this way, thank you!

  • http://profiles.google.com/borcegeorgiev Borce Georgiev

    Good :) Something to target specific device 

  • jglisson

    Please feel free to give this book to me. 

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  • Fireapps

    Nice , great giveaway!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701646133 Aytekin Ozdemir


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    helpful in carving our idea into apps. I need that

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    Hook me up!!

  • do2u

    Interesting book, nice giveaway :)

  • Mutizwa Chirunga

    I can't wait for this Christmas-in-April present!

  • bmaz

    count me in.

  • http://twitter.com/mexedavian Mexed Avian

    Would love to win this thx!

  • Scott Engemann

    Looks like a sweet book! I would love to have it!

  • Chris Clark

    Is it my turn to win yet?

  • Tamás Farkas

    A book contest? Sign me in! :P 

  • nmaxfield


  • Charles Guardino


  • Steve Arnold

    You comment and you shall receive!

  • disciplerob

    Awesome, sign me up.

  • http://meatcastle.com/ bwbloom

    I am actually looking to develop apps for a Kindle 1. Send me a book for that.

  • Dieter Vandenbroeck


  • VeeDubUSC

    Das Books

  • Lekz

    I so need this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eljeanc Jean Jimenez

    Very interesting!

  • GuidZilla

    Would be a nice addition to my growing collection of Android development books. Still an avid beginner, and have a Kindle Fire in the house to experiment with.

  • GeorgX

    I would like one

  • cn_designs

    Oh man I would love to get my hands on android app development on the kindle fire. That would be so freakin' awesome!

  • SChen


  • Robert Alex Kibler

    I want one!

  • http://twitter.com/ryocoon Kurtis Whittington

    $16 for only 100-ish pages?, 20 of which I imagine are filler pages? Not to be a douche-canoe, but that seems awfully expensive. I do hope that typeface is small and it is extremely well written for it to be that short. The only tech books I have ever gotten that are that short are Quick-Reference style books.

  • Sonia

    Awesome, I want to receive one. It will help.

  • Scott Mason

    I want to win!

  • Joshua Carnett

    Count me in.

  • APfan

    Me too... thanks for all the great giveaways/contests.

  • Davidjpond

    Enter me in the contest please!

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    i need this

  • Andrew

    Always wanted to learn how to program my own apps!

  • Leossmith

    it will be a good start for programming on kindle fire

  • http://patmahoneyjr.com Patrick Mahoney

    Well, It'd certainly be nice to port my apps over there!

  • Spydie

    totally tubular, dog... can't wait to start programming

  • bemick

    I love all these books you are giving away.

  • Eduardo Cardoso

    You guys are always giving out books, you are awesome

  • RT

    Would be good to get my hands on this book.

  • eugene downing

    Any book on Android development I'll take.

  • Clint Pedersen

    Any Android dev book would be welcomed with open arms to my current library.

  • http://thekonietzkystrain.tumblr.com/ NeuroMan42

    Funny... a book for developing an app for a locked down device. Irony?

  • Lyn

    Crossing my fingers again!

  • http://twitter.com/autodidact1 autodidact1

    I'd like to win a book.

  • http://profiles.google.com/murphy2712 Julien D.


  • yankeesusa

    Would not mind this book one bit. 

  • http://taketheleap.ca Kevin Gamble

    Hook a developer up!

  • AndFan

    Me wants.

  • mcstraun69

    Wishing everyone (mostly myself) good luck

  • 7Merlin

    Just in time. Ive just got the kindle

  • IL

    Wish the book and then seize the KF

  • Mll4eveR


  • bevon

    I could use this to build apps for my part time job

  • KreeTerry

    this would be great, wife got a kindle for christmas and this would give me the perfect excuse to play with it lol

  • Adam Hunchak

    giddy up!

  • XzinteR

    Getting my Kindle Fire on Monday so I could probably use this

  • nasst

    I just bought a fire yesterday

  • Bnpoteet94

    I want free stuff

  • Cajun Code

    I have released my first fire app. I could have used this

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=663459401 Herman Geronimo Miranda III
  • Mark Owens

    Need a good starting place for android programming

  • Reply N

    Free stuff are great :)

  • Reply N

    Sorry for double posting.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BRX52OJU64KNPS57GLB5VEUHXE A

    Awesome! :-)

  • Antonio Chillarón

    Interesting but it will get even more interesting when Kindle Fire and its attached services are sold worldwide and not just in the USA.

  • Tyler


  • Isaac

    Hope can build apps!!!!

  • ewilliams1009

    enter me - would love this book

  • SamMonty

    Bring it ON..Will give Kindle FIre a Shot..

  • mnova

    I already have an app idea!!

  • mnova

    I already have an app idea!!

  • http://www.feedchimp.com/ Nick DeSousa

    Would love a copy of this to kick off my Android Developing!

  • http://twitter.com/bryanflurry Bryan Saguiafin

    Awesome to infinity!

  • aj34

    Hope I win this book. It looks great!

  • http://www.arcane.org Mystech

    Sure, I'm game.  I'd love to learn more about fine-tuning Android development for the Kindle Fire. 

  • http://www.rodya.com Roman Dyadichenko

    Reserve a one for me.

  • Akhil

    love to win one of these!

  • LittleBiscuit

    Yes please, feed me knowledge!

  • Martin Rajniak

    Great another giveaway, hope I win this time :D

  • Lord_S


  • PudgyPanda

    nice prize!