Mobile is all the rage… what better way to complement your application, web services, or online resource than by supporting one or all of the various mobile (smartphone & tablet) platforms.
The following are some useful Dev resources from all the major platforms for those thinking of creating mobile apps for a variety of devices and platforms.
Apple has a community resource for developers interested in publishing to the iTunes store from the developer program housed athttp://developer.apple.com. Here’s developers will find a gateway to the iOS Dev Center as well as a pointer to the iOS Developer Program –http://developer.apple.com/programs/ios/ where developers have everything they need to develop, test, and distribute their apps – note, there is a $99 annual fee for membership.
Developers interested in creating and publishing apps for the Palm Web OS will find resources at developer.palm.com. The community dev resource offers access to information about the 3.0 SDK as well as information on joining the developer program Developers can also find information on downloading the latest tools and SDKs as well as the latest developer guides and docs. Of particular interest is a resource for iOS developers to enable them to quickly create and port apps to the Palm environment –see HERE
Ovi is the marketplace developed by Nokia for users of Symbian, QT, and other Nokia powered mobile devices. See http://info.publish.ovi.com/. Resources here for developers include a gateway to Forum.Nokia, the Nokia developer community portal, Ovi publisher docs, news alerts, tips, and much more.
Android Market – https://market.android.com/apps/ This is the resource for Android device users seeking out apps. Browse for new additions as well as popular free and paid for apps. Developers wishing more information on how to develop for the Android Mobile OS should start at http://developer.android.com/index.html. Resources here include documents, SDKs, reference guides, community resources and anything needed to publish apps in the market.
Blackberry (RIM) maintains some fine dev resources including the developer home portal (US) at http://us.blackberry.com/developers/resources/. This resource provides access to the latest downloads, docs, tools, news, event information, community resources, and more. The developer blog is also packed with useful information for mobile developershttp://devblog.blackberry.com/