Items tagged with AppUp

According to a blog post from Intel’s AppUp event, the company has an agreement to acquire mobile location-based services provider Telmap. (The post did not indicate the cost of the acquisition.) The move is aimed at helping Intel expand its software and services offerings on the mobile front. Intel is looking to develop an “integrated, uniform” experience across any number of different devices, and Telmap’s expertise with mobile search, mapping, and navigation will certainly deliver some valuable assets to the effort. Intel believes that Telmap will help it give AppUp developers those aforementioned tools in the form of standard APIs and software, which will help make... Read more...
Location-based services just might be the buzzword of the hour, and as mobile communications grow, we think this will become more and more the rule rather than the exception. Location-based apps aren't uncommon to find these days; in fact, we'd say most social networking apps are already location-enabled, and more and more apps are picking up on the trend. While privacy is obviously an issue, those who "opt-in" stand to gain a whole new level of functionality by allowing an app to know their location. Now, both Skyhook and Intel are teaming up to enable location services on more mobile devices. These two are huge names, and Skyhook has been a leading in positioning for some time now. Intel has... Read more...
And here it is! Intel announced an app store for netbooks last year, but the company has been fairly silent on it ever since. At IDF in California, the Intel AppUp center for netbooks has been released, with new Adobe AIR applications, Microsoft Silverlight, and support from Asus, Best Buy, Croma and Dixons. In other words, Intel now has the partner support to really give this thing a go. App stores are a dime a dozen these days, but it actually sounds as if Intel may have some steam behind this one. The Intel AppUp center includes both free and paid apps for entertainment, social networking, gaming and productivity, optimized for a netbook’s mobility and screen size. To encourage consumers... Read more...
Intel announced its AppUp application store at Mobile World Conference last month and the company is pushing out an incentive package aimed at luring developers into netbook-centric programming. The new program—the Million Dollar Development Fund—is currently made up of three separate elements: Fast Track 2010, Dollars for Downloads 2010, and the Intel Atom Developer Challenge. Fast Track and Dollars for Downloads are relatively simple payment programs. For Fast Track, the developers of the top 250 qualifying Atom apps will be paid $500 each, while Dollars for Downloads is a funds matching program in which Intel agrees to pay developers matching revenue (no word on how matching revenue is paid... Read more...
The Mobile World Congress runs from February 15-18 this year, and Intel has announced it plans to display several applications specifically developed for netbooks and mobile devices. Intel first announced its plans to debut an App Store for Atom, aka AppUp at CES in January. The company's plans have drawn inevitable comparisons to Apple's App Store, but the presentations at MWC will be a useful first look at what Intel's application developer partners have in mind in terms of customized netbook software. According to an Intel blog post, the following applications will be on display:Jaycut: Billed as the first complete video editor for MIDs, Jaycut supposedly allows users to edit and upload clips... Read more...