Motorola Demonstrates New MOTODEV Studio Tools Designed to Accelerate Mobile Application Development
New “plug-ins” will enable developers to create applications across a wider variety of Motorola supported platforms, all in a common development environment
JAVAONE, SAN FRANCISCO – May 2008 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced an expanded line of tools for its MOTODEV Studio development platform. Offering an updated toolset for coding Java ME™ applications and unveiling plans for tools that support application development on Symbian™/UIQ™, WebUI and mobile Linux® platforms, Motorola is enabling developers to innovate across its mobile device portfolio.
Based on an open framework enabled by Eclipse, MOTODEV Studio is an integrated development environment that provides the necessary tools for the application development life cycle – from requirements definition to testing and deployment – across all Motorola platforms. MOTODEV Studio and its associated toolsets are designed to enable developers all over the world to create platform-specific applications for Motorola devices – even before they are available on the market.
“Since its launch in August 2007, MOTODEV Studio for Java ME has enjoyed strong success for developers looking for a full set of tools for compiling, debugging, and testing mobile Java applications for Motorola’s most popular devices,” said Christy Wyatt, vice president, software platforms & ecosystem, Motorola. “By adding new toolsets to our robust MOTODEV Studio development platform, Motorola is providing developers with everything they need to create innovative applications and extend them across Motorola’s mobile device portfolio.”
The development environments that will be added to MOTODEV Studio include:
* MOTODEV Studio for Java ME: an updated version, now available for download, adds support for Motorola’s Symbian/UIQ-based handsets MOTO™ Z8 and MOTO Z10, as well as the MOTO Z6w which is built on Motorola’s MOTOMAGX™ mobile Linux platform. The latest version also adds support for the JSR248 mobile service architecture subset, which helps reduce fragmentation of Java APIs.
* MOTODEV Studio for UIQ: expected to be available in beta release later this quarter, the UIQ development environment enables the creation of native C/C++ applications for Symbian/UIQ-based Motorola products – including handsets on the market today such as the MOTO Z8 and MOTO Z10.
* MOTODEV Studio for Linux: demonstrated as a technology preview that will be available later this quarter, MOTODEV Studio for Linux will support native C/C++ application development on future versions of Motorola’s MOTOMAGX mobile Linux platform. With millions of Linux-based devices shipped worldwide, Motorola has one of the broadest Linux device offerings of any mobile handset manufacturer. MOTODEV Studio for Linux underlines Motorola’s continued commitment to mobile Linux and open source.
“We are pleased that Motorola continues to support and leverage the extensible frameworks of Eclipse to expand its MOTODEV Studio development platform,” said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation. “Both Motorola and the Eclipse Foundation believe that open platforms provide the best possible working environment for developers and complete toolsets such as those in MOTODEV Studio ease the mobile application development process.”
Experience MOTODEV Studio
The new MOTODEV Studio for Java ME toolset is available today for registered MOTODEV developers to download at www.motorola.com/developer. Upcoming MOTODEV Studio releases will also be made available via the MOTODEV Web site.
Motorola at JavaOne 2008
To learn more about the MOTODEV Studio development platform, visit Motorola at Booth No. 702 at JavaOne in the San Francisco Moscone Center, from Tuesday, May 6, through Thursday, May 8. Developers and show attendees are also invited to participate in Motorola’s general session on Thursday, May 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in Halls B&C, where Christy Wyatt will discuss where the future of mobile application development is headed. The session Webcast will be available on JavaOne’s Web site at http://java.sun.com/javaone/sf.
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