Wow! I’m still counting the number of technical press articles, blog posts, forum posts, and tweets we've received since announcing the Intel Atom Developer Program at IDF on Sept. 22 in Paul Otellini's keynote. The Intel Software Network Article, "New Opportunities for Software Developers" went live during Renee James 9/23 keynote which featured a deeper dive announcement of the program.
Here is sample of quotes from major tech press:
ArsTechnica said that our announcement of the Atom Developer Program to develop apps for Atom-based devices was good news: “It's great to see that Intel is attacking this important problem head-on. It's just too difficult to use normal desktop software on a mobile device, so any move that encourages developers to develop applications specifically for mobile screen sizes and input methods is a step in the right direction.”
Tom’s Hardware added, “With the lines separating smartphones from MIDs from netbooks becoming increasingly blurry, it makes sense that someone thought to launch an app store for netbooks.” “Intel doesn’t plan to operate the app stores itself, but it will provide what it calls a technology framework to help Atom customers create stores under their own brands,”
The Wall Street Journal said. “Intel … hopes developers will create simple, downloadable apps-likely starting with netbooks, but later for cellphones, consumer electronics devices and other products.”
“Clearly, Intel as a company is morphing,” wrote BusinessWeek, “Once, it used to make chips that went into computers and other devices. More recently, with the acquisition of Wind River, Intel has been moving to offer software and services, some of which it may offer to consumers directly.”
Some detailed articles came from bloggers after a special briefing with Intel Atom Developer Program Director, Peter Biddle, on Wednesday 9/23:
MORE DETAILS ON THE INTEL ATOM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | Mid Moves.com
Get In Early with the Atom Developer Program. (And win!) | Mid Moves.com
Sascha Pallenberg on the Intel Atom Developer Program (Video) | Netbooknews.com
Atom Developer Program: Infos rund um die Webseite | Software-Dev-Blog.de
INTEL ATOM DEVELOPER PROGRAM (APP STORE FRAMEWORK) ANNOUNCED | MIDMoves.com
SiliconANGLE: Live Blog from IDF | SiliconANGLE.com
Lifting the Lid on the Intel Atom Developer Program | SoftTalkBlog.wordpress.com
King Kong and App Distribution | SGEntrepreneurs.com
IDF09: (Video-)Infos rund um das Atom Developer Program |Software-Dev-Blog.de
IDF09. MID NEWS ROUND-UP. | MIDMoves.com
VODCAST FROM IDF09: MOBILE ROUND-UP. | MIDMoves.com
Several videos were published on YouTube during IDF. Still more to be posted with Steve "Chippy" Paine (MIDmoves.com and UMPCportal.com) and Sascha Pallenberg (netbooknews.com): http://bit.ly/AtomAppVids
And here is a sample of more blog coverage…over 6000 blog posts (from blogsearch.google.com) and still counting!
<and over 6000 more…!>
For the latest Google Blog search on this program, click here.
It is exciting to see the media coverage and interest in the industry and especially from developers. Stay tuned as we continue to roll out this opportunity for developers and launch the App Stores.