Motorola launched advanced
Android development resources through MOTODEV, including a new App
Accelerator Program and MOTODEV Studio for Android Beta.
offer developers early access to a new suite of Google Android
developer tools and programs, along with the opportunity to attend the
next MOTODEV Summit in San Diego, CA, on October 6, for advanced
training and information-gathering. The program is intended to
accelerate the development of applications to be used on Motorola's
mobile devices using the Android operating system scheduled to ship
later this year.
To give developers a head start in creating apps that realize the
full power of Android and utilize Motorola's newest handset features,
the company invites developers to join MOTODEV's App Accelerator
Program. Through this program, select developers will have the ability
to submit their applications to Motorola and leverage the opportunity
to distribute through a variety of channels, including carrier stores,
the Android Market and third-party distributors. In addition, the
program will specifically offer developers:
* Early access to tools, technical specs, documentation and other development support resources.
* Exclusive pre-release access to upcoming Motorola devices for testing and debugging.
* Direct access to Motorola's developer support engineers via private discussion boards.
* Maximum market exposure for applications as soon as new mobile devices ship to users.
"Motorola is focused on helping our global network of best-in-class
developers create, deploy and successfully market their Android
applications to ultimately unleash greater innovation into the mobile
application development space," said Christy Wyatt, Vice President,
Software Platforms and Ecosystem, Motorola. "We believe Android and
open software has the freedom and flexibility to foster innovation,
accelerate time to market, and deliver the most personal and customized
mobile experiences for consumers."
Motorola will also make publicly available the MOTODEV Studio for
Android Beta. MOTODEV Studio is a powerful, Eclipse- based integrated
development environment that works with Google's software development
kit. MOTODEV Studio and the MOTODEV program make it easy for developers
to create a new generation of rich user experiences for Motorola's
handsets featuring the Android operating system. Among the resources
available to developers are design and development tools; handset
emulators and virtual testing labs; intuitive interfaces for deploying
applications; application creation wizards and frequently used code
templates; and access to marketing and distribution channels.
Developers are encouraged to save the date for Motorola's MOTODEV
Summit 2009 on October 6, in San Diego, CA, a one-day event that will
bring together today's most creative and innovative application
developers from around the world to receive advanced training,
understand market opportunities and get exposure to the next generation
of Motorola device experiences. Hosted by Motorola's MOTODEV developer
network, the company's global program for developers and independent
software vendors (ISVs), the Summit is designed to provide the
developer community everything they need for Android development to
help them get a head start in developing applications for the next
generation of Motorola handsets.
For more information on the MOTODEV Summit visit
http://developer.motorola.com/summit. Registration will open on August