To encourage the creation of innovative applications for the Intel Atom-based products, Intel Corporation today launched the Intel Developer Program Atom for independent software vendors (ISVs) and developers.
The program provides a framework for developers to create and sell software applications for netbooks with support for handhelds and smart phones available in the future. Through the program, developers looking to reduce overheads and streamline the creation of new applications also may license the development tools and application modules directly from other independent developers and ISVs.
“We want to drive the growth of Intel Atom-based products designed for the mobile lifestyle,” said Renee James, corporate vice president and general manager of Intel’s Software and Services Group. “The netbook has become one of the most popular consumer devices on the market today, but its true potential has been limited by the applications that are not optimized for mobility and smaller size of the screen. The Developers Program Intel Atom offers a great opportunity for developers to create useful and creative applications to unlock the potential of a netbook, while sales of opening a new distribution channel. ”
To provide the widest range of applications across platforms, developers Intel Atom Program will support multiple operating systems and runtime environments. Run times allow developers to use a single code base to support multiple device platforms and avoid the extensive reprogramming, thus reducing development costs and time to market. Run-times such as Microsoft Silverlight allows developers to access various customer classes, and deliver rich applications for Windows and Moblin-based environments using a single set of tools, Visual Studio y. NET Framework.
The program offers a simplified and transparent process that will take the developer to create applications through testing and, ultimately, go-to-market stage. Netbook Intel is working with equipment manufacturers (OEM) and other partners to create applications through stores that validated claims will be sold.
Developers can learn more about the program, APIs, validation process and application store framework through appdeveloper.intel.com. Applications for ISV and software developer memberships are currently being accepted. Members will be given access to tools and resources that will aid the pre-development process. The Intel Atom Developer Program software development kits will be available to members in late fall.
Source: Intel (web)