[LINK] Atom Developer Program

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Wed Sep 23 17:20:11 AEST 2009

Intel News Release

Atom Processor Developer Program for Mobile Devices to Spur New Wave of 

Program Will Offer Software Developers New Revenue Stream for Intel 
Atom-based Devices

San Francisco, Sept. 22, 2009 – To encourage the creation of innovative 
applications for Intel Atom processor-based products, Intel Corporation 
today launched the Intel Atom Developer Program for independent software 
vendors and developers.

The program provides a framework for developers to create and sell 
software applications for netbooks with support for handhelds and smart 
phones available in the future. 

"We want to fuel the growth of Intel Atom-based products designed for the 
mobile lifestyle," said Renee James, corporate vice president and general 
manager, Intel Software and Services Group. 

"The netbook has become one of the most popular consumer devices in the 
market today, but its true potential has been limited by applications 
that are not optimized for its mobility and smaller screen size. The 
Intel Atom Developer Program provides a great opportunity for developers 
to create useful and inventive applications that will unlock a netbook's 
potential while opening a new sales and distribution channel."

To provide the broadest choice of applications across platforms, the 
Intel Atom Developer Program will support multiple operating systems and 
run-time environments. Run-times enable developers to use a single code 
base to support multiple device platforms and avoid extensive 
reprogramming, thereby reducing development costs and time-to-market.

The program offers a streamlined and transparent process that will take 
the developer from application creation through testing and, finally, to 
the go-to-market stage. Intel is working with netbook original equipment 
manufacturers (OEMs) and other partners to create application storefronts 
through which validated applications will be sold. 

Developers can learn more about the program, APIs, validation process and 
application store framework through  http://appdeveloper.intel.com

Applications for ISV and software developer memberships are currently 
being accepted. Members will be given access to tools and resources that 
will aid the pre-development process.



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