Alpha SDK Release Gives Developers a Jump Start at Writing Netbook Applications for the Intel Atom Developer Program

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Alpha SDK Release Gives Developers a Jump Start at Writing Netbook Applications for the Intel® AtomTM Developer Program

At the Intel Developer Forum, Intel announced a new opportunity for developers to earn money by writing netbook applications via the Intel® Atom Developer Program community, and selling their applications through future application stores.  Developers were told to look for a software development kit (SDK) to help them develop applications and components for netbooks. 

Starting today, developers can get a jump start to their application development using an alpha version of the Intel Atom Developer Program Software Development Kit for both Microsoft* Windows (C and C++) and Moblin (C).  Additional runtimes and development languages will be supported in future releases of the SDK.

The features of the alpha SDK include authorization, crash reporting, and a consumer store client emulator for testing.  A developer can test and debug today and then when the beta SDK is available later this year they can submit their applications or components and take full advantage of the program's revenue-generating opportunities, when the app stores start opening in early 2010.

A video walkthrough of the SDK is available.

Developers can join the Intel Atom Developer Program at and download the alpha version of the SDK.  The site also contains additional documentation.  The $99 USD annual program membership fee is waived for a limited time.

Get your Questions Answered & Provide Input for Future SDK Releases:

With the SDK, we are launching a SDK Developer Forum for Q&A moderated by the primary architects and developers of the SDK.  This is the best place for developers to ask questions, and provide input directly to Intel engineers for future releases.   

Also don't forget to check out the... Intel Atom Developer Challenge

Developers who submit their apps and have them successfully validated will be able to enjoy a range of exciting rewards. For example, the first 100 validated apps will receive a tricked out netbook, and the talented developers with the most innovative application & elegant application design will win all-expense-paid "rock star treatment" trip to GDC 2010! Check this page for more details.

Social Media Links:

o    Participate in the new Intel Atom Developer Program SDK Forum.  

o    Subscribe to the Intel Atom Developer Program Blogs.

o    Follow us on Twitter @develop4atom and @intelsoftware

o    Join the Intel Atom Developer Program Facebook Fan Page

o    Join the Facebook Group or Facebook Fanpage.

o     Watch our Videos on YouTube: and on the Intel Atom Developer Site.

Meet Some of the Team:

o    Ajay Mungara, Intel Atom Developer Program Community Manager, @mungara on Twitter
o    Scott Apeland, Director, Developer Network Organization
o    C.V. Vick, Mobile Software Architect, and SDK Architect 
o    Dave Stewart, Moblin Engineering Manager
o    Dirk Hohndel, Linux Guru
o    Gaston C Hillar, Software Developer, IT Consultant, Author and Intel® Black Belt Software Developer
o    James White, Business Operations Team Manager
o    Kevin Pirkl, Intel Website Developer
o    Russ Beutler, Apps Recruiting
o    Bill Pearson, Manager, Intel Developer Zone, @billpearson on Twitter
o    Maryann Iannitti, Intel Marketing Manager @mar_iannitti on Twitter
o    Tonya Bowes, Developer Challenge, @tlbowes on Twitter
o    Gina Bovara, Developer Events and App Labs @crazysaguaro on Twitter
o    Gunjan Rawal, Reputation and Black Belt Program, @rgunjan on Twitter 
o    Amy Barton, New Media Communications @amybarton on Twitter

Related Blog Posts:


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Sept 24: King Kong and App Distribution |

Sept. 23:  Lifting the Lid on the Intel Atom Developer Program | SoftTalk Blog

Sept 30: Get In Early with the Atom Developer Program. (And win!) | Mid

Oct. 2:   Initial Press Coverage of the Intel Atom Developer Program | Intel Developer Zone

Oct. 2:  Sascha talks to Intel about Netbooks and the Atom Developer Program |

Oct. 2: Downsizing Multicore Programming Skills to Take Advantage of Intel Atom | Dr. Dobbs

Oct. 5: Sascha Pallenberg on the Intel Atom Developer Program (Video) |

Oct. 7: Video: Intel asks me (tough questions) about the IADP. |

Oct. 11: Netbooks vs. MIDs |

Oct. 14: Sascha Pallenberg on Apps for Netbooks |

Oct. 20: Killer Apps fur Netbooks Gesucht Netbooks zu Gewinnen |

Oct. 21: MID vs. Netbook Discussion from IDF | UMPC Portal

Nov. 6: Dynamic Devs, Brisk Browsers and X86 in the Mix at MDC09 | MID Moves

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