Samsung has launched v1.0.0b2 of it’s new Bada platform and phew luckily there’s a real life phone to try it out on the Samsung Wave which doesn’t look like the most stylish phone on the block, we don’t think it’s as nice as most of the Android phones out there. However the spec for the phone is packed full of must-have functionality.
- 3.3″ Screen multi-touch
- 1Ghz Processor
- 5 Mp camera with LED flash
- HD Video 1280×720
- 2Gb Memory plus MicroSD up to 32Gb
- USB 2.0
- Accelerator/Proximity/G Sensors
Samsung are also incentivising developers with a massive £1.8 million ($2.7 million) prize fund with a top prize of £201k ($300K) to the application that inspires them most.
Here’s the full Bada developers release
We are happy to announce a beta release of the bada SDK, Samsung’s new open mobile platform. With this release, you can create your own applications. These applications can be deployed and tested on the Wave phone, which is Samsung’s first bada-powered device.
The SDK includes several components: an integrated development environment (IDE), Simulator, UI builder, sample applications, documentation and tutorials. Samsung bada’s IDE is based on the Eclipse CDT (C/C++ Development Tools), which is a popular development environment used by many mobile developers. The Simulator provides a local test environment without the need for a physical handset.
The bada platform allows developers to create feature-rich applications that elevate the user experience in mobile spaces. A new UI framework is provided, which supports the next generation Samsung TouchWiz UI. Samsung bada also supports a control for Adobe®Flash®, a web browser control, motion sensing, fine-tuned vibration control, and face detection, which open up new possibilities for greater creativity and user interactivity. Samsung bada introduces several new service-centric capabilities that differentiate it from conventional mobile operating systems. The various service-centric features such as social networking, content management, location-based services, and commerce services –are all supported by back-end bada servers.
You’ll be able to access the SDK through the Samsung bada developer website (developer.bada.com). There you’ll find a range of resources to get you started developing for bada such as bada tutorials, the bada API reference documentation, and the bada developer guide. In addition, you can communicate with other bada application developers and bada technicians through the online forums. These are available for all bada developer site members. Membership is free and open to anyone — so join today.
If you have any comments or questions, please visit the Forum on our Developer site. We will continue to improve and extend this platform with more features and functionality and we always value your input. This SDK release is one of the first steps on an exciting journey to our mobile platform.
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