Items tagged with SDK

Ever heard of Gracenote? Chances are your ears have heard its work, and your eyes have seen its magic, even if you weren't aware. Back in the day, those who popped CDs into CD-ROM drives and ripped 'em to iTunes would need Gracenote's expertise to automatically add metadata to those tracks. The company actually does quite a bit more than that these days, and it's about to put a lot of its future into the bright minds and able hands of developers. The Gracenote Developer program launched today, making the company's music APIs and SDKs available for developers. This opens the world's largest and... Read more...
While Smart TVs have improved over the years, one issue in particular has bothered us: there's no uniformity. Every single TV has their own user interface, and every single software back-end is written on a different platform. And how can you get developers to band together and help make an ecosystem better, if every single TV maker is courting devs to write a different program? Largely due to that, Smart TV usage hasn't taken off. Sure, people use things because they simply come with new HDTVs, but is there passion in the air about Smart TVs the way there is tablets? Not so much. But at CES 2013,... Read more...
One of the biggest things that has set Android apart from iOS all these years is its openness - and that alone is a major reason that many who seek out free (as in libre) software have appreciated it. In fact, this could be one of the biggest reasons Android got off the ground so quickly, as I vividly remember around the time all of the excitement surrounding its focus on freedom. Sure - there have been other "free" mobile solutions, but few have succeeded in any real way. For all intents and purposes, Google seemed to have the right idea. However, things have just changed. Android's SDK - everything... Read more...
AMD has just released an updated version of their APP SDK, bringing it up to version 2.5. This latest release features a number of performance enhancements designed to exploit the increased CPU to GPU bandwidth available in the company’s APUs, in some cases achieving effective data transfer rates as high as 15GB per second with the latest AMD A-Series APUs, per the press release. “Improving performance and programmability on AMD platforms is a key initiative for us, and we work closely with developers to help us make the APU the best possible development platform,” said Manju... Read more...
Microsoft's Surface never really became the next generation of tables. But it's 2011, and people are not only not flying around in Jetsons vehicles, but they're still driving the same cars they did a decade ago. Sometimes things move fast, and other times, well, you get the Surface. There's no question that the Surface is an amazing idea -- a touch screen table definitely sounds like something we could all use -- but prohibitive pricing and questionable development leads haven't helped. Instead, most newsworthy development is happening in the mobile space. But that might change. Microsoft's new... Read more...
Don't count WebOS out just yet. The mobile operating system started by Palm, and now being handled by HP, has struggled to reach critical mass in recent years, mostly due to inadequate Palm hardware and a rough ride as it has changed families mid-course. But in a recent press event, HP revealed three new WebOS devices, indicating that they were intent on continuing to support the brand, the OS and the development of that OS. In fact, one of the key factors in WebOS' eventual growth will be developer support. If no one develops applications for the WebOS app store, consumers won't have a good reason... Read more...
Honeycomb! It's real! Android 3.0 has been somewhat of a mystery over the past few months, but now that Google has confirmed its existence and Motorola has committed to shipping it on the Xoom tablet, there's just one more major piece of the puzzle: developers. Those developers are being given a huge gift today, as Google has released the final build of the Honeycomb SDK. This simply means that developers of Android applications now have the final toolkit necessary to produce and publish apps to the Android Market that are tailored to work within the Android 3.0 framework. The new API level is... Read more...
Members of Apple's iPhone Developer Program now have access to the iPhone OS SDK 3.2 GM (Golden Master). Considering this is the first version of the operating system to support the iPad, this is a big deal. It's also perfect timing, since the first round of iPads hits store shelves this weekend. Before this update became available, developers had to code their apps using beta versions of the tools. If a developer wanted their app to be available in time for the April 3 launch of the iPad, they had to finish their apps using the pre-release SDK. In addition to the SDK, developers can also download... Read more...
Palm used the Game Developers Conference to announce a public beta version of its webOS Plug-in Development Kit (PDK). The company is also showing off new games from early PDK developers at the conference. Palm tells us more about the PDK: The PDK complements the Palm webOS Software Development Kit (SDK), letting developers use C and C++ alongside the web technologies that power the SDK and mix them seamlessly within a single app. The PDK enables new functionality, including immersive 3D graphics, and gives developers who have built games for other platforms an easy way to bring their titles to... Read more...
Your smartphone has an app store, so why doesn't your netbook? That's a question that Intel wants answered on the double, and with the adoption of netbooks still in "explosion" phase, Intel is expecting a new explosion in applications that are specifically tailored for use on these lower-powered machines. If you think about it, most mainstream desktop applications were designed for an average desktop or notebook, not necessarily a slower, less powerful Atom-based netbook. In some cases, trying to run those highly capable applications on a netbook can lead to an unsatisfactory experience, but Atom-based... Read more...
After some iPhone users have reported receiving phone calls from the publisher of a free app they've downloaded from the App Store, users have begun to wonder: how did the company get my contact information? Since Apple does not provide contact information for users to App Store vendors, the phone calls seem a bit suspicious. mogoRoad, a real-time traffic monitoring application that is available in Switzerland, is the application in question. The calls invite users of the free version to shell out money for the full version. Mogo claims the phone numbers were provided by Apple. After some digging,... Read more...
Developers and Palm Pre owners received some good news yesterday when Palm announced the public release of its Mojo Software Development Kit for the webOS platform. Palm also announced a new developer portal, Palm webOSdev. This portal has FAQs, forums, and all of the associated documentation for the SDK. Palm plans to open the app submission process to all developers this fall. New applications are already in the pipeline thanks to Palm’s early access program. The initial response to Palm webOS apps from both developers and customers has been enthusiastic. In the initial beta stage, over 1.8 million... Read more...
NVIDIA Releases Version 2.1 Beta of the CUDA Toolkit and SDK DECEMBER 19, 2008- NVIDIA has announced the availability of version 2.1 beta of its CUDA toolkit and SDK. This is the latest version of the C-compiler and software development tools for accessing the massively parallel CUDA compute architecture of NVIDIA GPUs. In response to overwhelming demand from the developer community, this latest version of the CUDA software suite includes support for NVIDIA Tesla GPUs on Windows Vista and 32-bit debugger support for CUDA on RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.x (separate download).The CUDA... Read more...
While Google's new version of its Mobile App for the iPhone has been warmly received, it appears, according to a report, that it uses an undocumented API, which would be a no-no in Apple's book. However, the use of the API results in a great user experience, so one has to wonder: did Apple let the app into the App Store because it was great, because Google is so powerful, because the NY Times pimped the app, or because Apple just missed it? As you probably know, the new version of the app uses voice recognition: no more typing in search queries unless you speak with a British accent, and the app... Read more...
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