Motorola, Inc. today announced the launch of advanced Android development resources through MOTODEV, including a new App Accelerator Program and MOTODEV Studio for Android Beta. MOTODEV will 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.
"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."
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 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.