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[Q] How does the Fire TV tell if an app is "supported"?

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8th April 2014, 06:59 PM   |  #1  
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Just installed XBMC on my Fire TV last night and am loving it. The only issue I have is that it doesn't show up in the app menu. Does anybody know how the Fire TV differentiates between supported and unsupported apps? My ultimate goal would be to modify the XBMC apk to add whatever flag needs to be there to make it a supported app.
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Just installed XBMC on my Fire TV last night and am loving it. The only issue I have is that it doesn't show up in the app menu. Does anybody know how the Fire TV differentiates between supported and unsupported apps? My ultimate goal would be to modify the XBMC apk to add whatever flag needs to be there to make it a supported app.

I think one person said that the apps have to cache the apps icon in a certain directory. I don;t remember which forum is was but someone was getting them to show up by copying the icon or something.
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I think one person said that the apps have to cache the apps icon in a certain directory. I don;t remember which forum is was but someone was getting them to show up by copying the icon or something.

I saw on the XBMC forum where you can modify the splash screen by pushing a custom .png, but nothing on app icons. Is that what you're thinking of?

EDIT: For those interested in the custom splash screen - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php...een#pid1676162
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Just installed XBMC on my Fire TV last night and am loving it. The only issue I have is that it doesn't show up in the app menu. Does anybody know how the Fire TV differentiates between supported and unsupported apps? My ultimate goal would be to modify the XBMC apk to add whatever flag needs to be there to make it a supported app.

Most likely you'll have to get your app cryptographically signed by Amazon
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