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Kinect for Windows now available for $249

February 1st, 2012

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Steve Ballmer announced Microsoft would ship the Kinect for Windows on February 1st. The company has delivered on its promise and on Wednesday, version 1.0 of the Kinect for Windows SDK and runtime were made available for download. The software giant’s distribution partners across the globe have also begun …

Microsoft issues Kinect for Windows SDK beta

June 16th, 2011

Windows developers around the world had cause for excitement Thursday afternoon as Microsoft finally released a beta version of its Kinect for Windows software development kit. As the name might imply, this new SDK will allow developers to build Windows software that makes use of Microsoft’s popular motion-based controller as a peripheral. The SDK obviously …

HP's webOS 3.0 beta 1 gets exhaustive review via emulator [video]

April 13th, 2011

The brood over at PreCentral have managed to acquire a leaked copy of HP’s webOS 3.0 beta 1 software development kit (SDK). Why is this a good thing? Because contained within said SDK rests a TouchPad, webOS 3.0 emulator, of course. While emulators only provide 50% of the TouchPad story — the other half being hardware — …

Adobe intros three iPad apps, brings photoshop functionality to tablets [video]

April 11th, 2011

Adobe on Monday unveiled the latest version of its Creative Suite software, version 5.5, which includes a new SDK for building smartphone and tablet applications that can interact with its famous Photoshop desktop software. To showcase some of the possibilities brought about by its new SDK, Adobe also introduced three new apps for Apple’s iPad. …

HP outs webOS 3.0 beta for developers

March 30th, 2011

During its webOS CONNECT event in London on Wednesday, HP announced that webOS 3.0 beta is now available for developers taking part in its Early Access program. The SDK includes full support for HP’s new Enyo apps framework, which offers hardware acceleration, browser-based development, better performance, support for HTML 5 standards, and more. PreCentral says …

BlackBerry App World update brings in-app payments

February 2nd, 2011

Research In Motion on Wednesday announced a new version of its on-device software store for BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry App World. Version 2.1 brings several changes to RIM’s app store — the most notable of which is the introduction of an in-app payment mechanism. BlackBerry app developers will now be able to offer digital and virtual goods to …

Video chat icons, PlayStation-like gaming calls found in Android 2.3 SDK

December 7th, 2010

Over the past 24-hours, electronic archeologists — of sorts — have been sifting through the Android 2.3 SDK looking for little nuggets of information that could indicate future features destined to drop on Google’s mobile OS. It hasn’t taken the software sleuths very long, as they have found several interesting artifacts under the SDK’s hood: video …

Google publishes Android 2.3 SDK for developers, details improvements

December 6th, 2010

When it rains it pours in Android-land! Earlier this morning, Google published an Android 2.3 video for developers. While the video focuses mainly on development, the developer website includes new APIs available in the new code, including: SIP-based VoIP support, NFC (Near Field Communication) support, support for gyroscope, rotation vector, linear acceleration, gravity, and barometer, …

Fantasy Football app for BlackBerry Playbook get demoed

November 18th, 2010

If you have been waiting to see what a 3rd party developer has in store for RIM’s upcoming Playbook tablet launch, this is the first significant video demo we have found — and it looks great. From Universal Mind, they write on their blog about the development experience: It was entirely built using Adobe Flash …