sdk

  • Kinect For Windows SDK Coming This Spring

    Put on your coding hats! Microsoft will release a Kinect software development kit for Windows this spring. It will be a non-commercial release, and is being developed for “academic research and enthusiast communities to create even richer experiences using Kinect technology.” No more having to hack together Kinect PC support for your various exploits. Read More

  • Nokia's Qt Isn't Dead Yet

    When Microsoft partnered with Nokia, many thought the Symbian operating system died that day. But, it’s not entirely dead yet. Qt, the cross-application framework used by Nokia’s Symbian operating system developers, is said to continue going forward with the release of SDK 1.1 due out soon. Nokia’s CTO, Rich Green, said that, “We are still very much big fans [of… Read More

  • Apple job posting hints at video option for iPads

    It’s crazy how the slightest little hint of something starts all the rampant speculation about Apple’s product development. This is the third clue that the next generation of iPad will have a camera, if not video capability. It certainly explains the stuff that was found in the SDK. Read More

  • Enough Palm Pre emulator walkthroughs to choke a horse

    PalmPreForum has about five hundred Palm Pre videos taken inside the Pre SDK emulator (OK, it’s really only 22). There you can see Google Maps, Copy & Paste, and even E-Mail in action, proving that given a video capture program and a little time you can create a world that revolves entirely around a phone. The real goodies here are the Universal Search video and the phone behavior. Read More

  • Google's Mobile app uses secret proximity sensing system: Untruthiness!

    Senor Gruber has uncovered a trick inside Google’s Mobile app that uses an undocumented method to access the iPhones proximity sensor. In normal situations, the iPhone proximity sensor – the little thing in the top of the iPhone that knows when you have it up to your face – can be turned on or off. When it’s on and you place the phone up to your ear the screen stops… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson releases Beta SDK for Windows Mobile v1.0.4

    Looking to develop your big idea for the mobile world, but just not vibing with the iPhone or the Android platform? Sony Ericsson wants you to come hang out in their camp for a bit. Along with adding an XPERIA category to the 2008 Sony Ericsson Content Awards, they’ve released a new Windows Mobile SDK to the public. Amongst other things, the new SDK adds drastically improved support for… Read More

  • RIM releases developer tools and emulator for BlackBerry Storm

    So you’ve dipped your feet into iPhone and Android development, but aren’t really feeling either platform? Got an idea you think a carrier or two would pick up for the BlackBerry Application Center? Time to get crackin’. Now that the Storm is on its way to the starting block, RIM has released the development tools needed to get an application up and running on the handset. Read More

  • Microsoft Surface SDK to be released at PDC


    Excellent. Microsoft will be doing the unveiling at the Professional Developer Conference at the end of the month, so it should get some good exposure. I got to watch a developer put together an app at Surface HQ a few months ago, and he convinced me that the library and SDK are such that fun and interesting apps can be made relatively easily, and taking advantage of the Surface’s… Read More

  • Can't wait for the T-Mobile G1? Play with a virtual one

    So you’ve pre-ordered your G1, and now you don’t know what to do with yourself? You could install the Android SDK and get to know the platform itself a bit better – but you’d have to tape a little paper G1 cutout around the emulator window to really give it that special feel. Cell Phone Signal found a better different solution. It’s not a fully functional… Read More

  • Developers, nerds, and geeks – the Android SDK 1.0 has been released

    The first Android phone launches on October 22, and while the Android SDK has been out for a while now, Google just released version 1.0. The latest version allegedly fixes numerous bugs and adds a few things API thingies. So if you’re a developer, fed up with Apple’s iron fist over the App Store, now might be the time to switch over to Google’s laissez-faire… Read More

  • Google Android 1.0 SDK unleashed

    If there’s anyone out there dying to delve into Android development who couldn’t bring themselves to start crackin’ away on the v.9 beta release, your moment of coding splendor has arrived. Alongside today’s T-Mobile G1 announcement, Google has released v1.0 of the Android SDK to the masses. With this release, developers can trust that the applications they write… Read More

  • Released Sony Bravia SDK means widgets are coming

    Who hasn’t sat in front of their HDTV thinking about wonderful little apps that could float on top of live TV all widget-like: weather, RSS feeds, webcams, sports scores, anything. Now Sony has released the SDK for its Japanese Bravia TVs with the hope that developers will create such apps. Samsung high-end LCDs have had a similar functionality but Sony is taking it to another… Read More

  • Xperia X1 SDK: It's like Windows Mobile's SDK but with panels

    I was about to eat some fiber today but I basically cleaned myself out after reading about the Xperia X1 SDK that enables programmers to add panels to their X1 and be “be spoilt for choice” in the ability to add and remove those panels at will. If you recall, the X1 runs Windows Mobile and has panels. These panels are ways of looking at information – you could have a… Read More

  • Xperia X1 SDK: It's like Windows Mobile's SDK but with panels

    I was about to eat some fiber today but I basically cleaned myself out after reading about the Xperia X1 SDK that enables programmers to add panels to their X1 and be “be spoilt for choice” in the ability to add and remove those panels at will. If you recall, the X1 runs Windows Mobile and has panels. These panels are ways of looking at information – you could have a… Read More

  • It's actually coming out: Android beta released, developer roadmap published

    Android continues to lumber toward a release. Just as the FCC approved the HTC Dream, Google released an updated beta of the SDK, version 0.9. MobileCrunch has several screenshots of the updated user interface if that’s your thing. Perhaps more interesting, Google has published a roadmap for further Android development. Among other things, Google reiterates for the zillionth time… Read More

  • Android SDK v.9 released, along with '08 Developer Roadmap

    We’ve got good news, and we’ve got bad news. The good news: After a five month stretch without a publicly available update to the Android SDK, Google has finally pushed a new release. They’ve also released a Developer Roadmap for the rest of ’08 which, amongst other things, re-re-re-confirms that device(s?) are on the way for Q4 ’08. The bad news: Android 1.0 will… Read More

  • Google’s Android Developer Challenge weeds out losers by not playing fair


    An email that Google employee David McLaughlin accidentally sent to the public Android discussion group has fanned the fires of developer’s discontent. Yesterday, we posted about the developers working on the highly anticipated new mobile platform were getting impatient with Google’s release of an updated SDK. The accidental email was meant to be for a small group of finalists… Read More

  • Android still missing, hides SDK updates

    Developers for Google’s Android platform are losing patience waiting for a SDK update. Since Android was announced nine months ago, Google has been stingy with updates for the developers kit, but perhaps more of an issue is Google’s secrecy. Read More

  • Raging Thunder: Red hot iPhone/Touch racing game

    This is more of a proof of concept but Raging Thunder shows what the iTouch is actually capable of. The game uses the accelerometer to move the car on the screen — kind of wonky — but look at the lens flare effects. Amazing stuff and it should be indicative of what we can expect from the SDK soon. Windows Mobile/Symbian take note. People are definitely going to be programming… Read More

  • iPhone SDK Beta 4 out

    You can’t have it, but the iPhone SDK Beta 4 is out with OpenGL support. We are getting closer to world iPhone domination, people. I’ve played with the SDK and was quite impressed. You can basically build applications in the emulator and deploy them without much fuss — just like any good SDK. OpenGL support will allow you to add improved graphics and other goodies to your… Read More