Sprint Launches Open SDK for Developers
Today Sprint announced a new initiative with the hopes of convincing more developers to create mobile applications for Sprint devices. The open software platform is a standards-based mobile Java ecosystem that can help developers extend desktop computing and Web 2.0 features to Sprint phones. The platform supports MIDP Java ME applications and adds the CDC/Foundation Java Virtual Machine and OSGi framework. The platform also includes APIs to give developers access to Sprint-specific device features, such as location, messaging and multimedia. The Sprint Titan platform will be released first, supporting development for Sprint's Windows Mobile devices.
Android N Preview Adds Multi-Window to Core Platform
Google today released a very early developer preview of Android N. Google hopes giving early access to the base code will help developers provide feedback so Google can push Android N to phone makers by the summer months.
Cyanogen Introduces Platform SDK
Cyanogen today announced the Cyanogen Platform SDK, a new tool meant to make developing for Cyanogen easier. Cyanogen describes the Platform SDK as an open-source tool that lets developers use existing APIs within CyanogenMod's framework or to create their own APIs for the greater community.
Google to Remove Oracle's Code from Android
Google plans to take Oracle's proprietary Java code out of the Android operating system. Rather than rely on Oracle's Java Development Kit (JDK), Google will switch to the OpenJDK.
Microsoft to Let Developers Add OneDrive to Their Apps
Microsoft today released an API for its cloud-based OneDrive storage service. The API will allow third-party app developers to add OneDrive access and features, such as file retrieval and uploads, to their own applications.