Technology.am (Sept 23, 2009) — Intel Corporation launched the Intel® Atom™ Developer Program 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 seeking to reduce overhead and streamline the creation of new applications may also license development tools and application modules directly from other independent developers and ISVs.
The Intel Atom Developer Program provides a great opportunity for developers to create useful and inventive applications that will unlock a netbook’s potential while opening a new sales and distribution channel.”
To provide the broadest choice of applications across platforms, the Intel Atom Developer Program will support multiple operating systems and run-time environments.
Run-times enable developers to use a single code base to support multiple device platforms and avoid extensive reprogramming.
Run-times such as Microsoft Silverlight allow developers to access multiple classes of customers and deliver rich applications for Windows and Moblin-based environments using a single toolset, Visual Studio and the .NET Framework.
“Using Silverlight’s cross-device, cross-browser, cross-platform technology, developers will be able to write applications once and have them run on Windows and Moblin devices – expanding the reach of Silverlight applications to more consumers, regardless of whether the device they’re using is a PC, TV or phone,” said Ian Ellison Taylor, general manager, Microsoft Client Platforms and Tools.
The Intel Atom Developer Program software development kits will be available to members in late fall.