Remember Samsung's Bada platform for mobile phones? Turns out that the Korean electronics giant is not about to let the Bada platform fade away into obscurity, even as big-name players such as Apple's iOS, Google's Android and Research In Motion's BlackBerry OS have cemented their places as the platforms to look out for in the mobile space. This is because Samsung has just announced the availability of its Bada 2.0 SDK for developers, which the company has claimed is designed to encourage the adoption of Bada and reflect the needs of developers.
Samsung has announced the availability the SDK for the latest version of its mobile platform, Bada, for download. According to Samsung, the SDK for Bada 2.0 is designed to encourage the adoption of the Bada mobile platform by featuring support for a variety of new features, as well as making it easy for developers to write apps for the platform by providing them a comprehensive set of tools for them to make use of.
The machine translation of Samsung's latest announcement claims that the SDK for Bada 2.0, which currently available for download at Samsung's developer page, will feature support for WiFi Direct at data transfer speeds of up to 300Mbps, as well as short-range wireless connectivity via NFC. In addition, the announcement also confirms that Bada 2.0 will feature “superior multitasking” capabilities, along with support for voice commands, push emails, HTML5 and Flash.
Developers, on the other hand, will get to play with a “more convenient development environment” with the release of the SDK for Bada 2.0; Samsung claims that the SDK will feature tools such as a performance profiler, and a Bada emulator which is reportedly capable of replicating a working Bada OS environment to allow for the testing of apps. Furthermore, Samsung has also confirmed that Bada 2.0 will allow the use of in-app advertising to help developers monetize their apps.
The Bada 2.0 SDK can be downloaded off Samsung's Bada developer page here:
Source: Samsung Korea