It’s becoming clear–the future of the smartphone is intimately tied with app development, and that’s something Motorola knows. It’s trying to promote app building for the Android platform with a new MOTODEV program.
The developer program comprises new MOTODEV Studio software, an Eclipse-based development environment that dovetails with Google’s own Android SDK. It’s designed to facilitate app building, and it’s tailored to suit Motorola’s own Android handsets. There’s also the App Accelerator scheme which gives developers “early access to a new suite of Google Android developer tools and programs” and through which you can attend the company’s next MOTODEV summit. The App Accelerator also lets “select” developers submit their apps to Motorola directly, and if they meet with approval they could get distributed through “a variety of channels, including carrier stores, the Android Market, and third-party distributors.”
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