I got hold of a Kindle Fire via a re-seller on eBay UK, so we could make sure that Mixtikl worked fine on there.
This being Android, Mixtikl worked first time! I installed Mixtikl using "adb install", having first configured adb to recognise the Kindle Fire.
I changed just a couple of things to make it "Kindle Fire friendly". Those being:
- I had to increase the audio latency a bit to prevent audio break-up; that took just a few minutes...
- I had to account for Kindle Fire's taking-up the bottom 20 pixels to display the soft menu bar, which was also very easy...
I must say that Mixtikl works *really* well on the Kindle Fire. The Mixtikl icon doesn't display at the moment; but I have read that is because the icon is downloaded only when you purchase the app from the Amazon Kindle App Store.
I should say that I'm really very impressed with the Kindle Fire! It is a really nice size, fabulous for reading books (thanks to the touch screen, which isn't on the older Kindle of course). It seems very fast, with a lovely clear display and it is very responsive. Will I like it more than my iPad 1? Well, I prefer the size of the Kindle Fire, and like the stereo speakers; and I like that it was so easy to get our app running on it. :) The iPad has the advantage of having lots of good quality games for it... but it is *very* much more expensive ... if the Kindle Fire had more storage space, it'd make quite a nice MP3 player.
It's a pain that the Amazon App store is US-only at the moment, but I'm sure they'll roll that out worldwide soon enough. I think they're going to sell huge numbers of Kindle Fires!
I also want to mention that so far, the Amazon developer support team have been *incredibly* responsive to the questions I've had; I'm genuinely impressed!