Intel has delivered a new .NET software development kit for .NET applications and a plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio to its AppUp developer program.
has launched a new software development kit for .NET
applications to its AppUp
new .NET SDK joins Intel's support for other
platforms as part of AppUp. Intel's AppUp program initially launched with
support for C/C++ applications, and Intel later launched support for AIR
applications in August.
addition of .NET continues Intel's growing
-port of choice' approach, allowing developers to use the tools and environment
they already know to create apps for distribution through the AppUp center
store," said Intel
community manager Bob Duffy in an Oct. 17 blog post
with the .NET SDK, Intel has also released
the much anticipated AppUp IDE Plug-In for Visual Studio 2008, Duffy said.
"This plug-in reduces the time and effort to integrate the AppUp SDKs and build
the MSI needed to submit your application to
the store," Duffy said. The IDE Plug-in support both the C/C++ and .NET
SDK for Windows when using Visual Studio 2008. The new SDK can be downloaded at
AppUp is a destination for developers to find everything they need to easily
develop and sell applications for the Intel AppUp center, such as:
Tools-including SDKs, easy deployment and validation, a Developer Catalog to
buy and sell application components, application labs and a vibrant online
community for support.
launch of this new SDK allows the large community of .NET
developers to take part in the growing app ecosystem. By integrating Intel's .NET
SDK, for AppUp into their applications, developers can submit their .NET
apps for distribution and sales via the AppUp
Center stores. As of the publishing
of this post, Intel's AppUp store is focused on netbook devices but plans to
expand it to support tablets, smartphones, TV, and other computing devices.
Intel has also announced additional AppUp stores with Dixon
electronics in Europe. Croma retail in India,
Best Buy and ASUS and more to be announced early next year. Each store will
sell netbooks with AppUp pre-installed, opening up AppUp applications to a
large distribution of customers."
with the launch of the AppUp .NET SDK, Intel
opens up the AppUp distribution platform to its widest set of developers to
date, Duffy said. "With .NET Windows base
devices using AppUp, consumers will be able to get a wider range of rich
applications that take advantage of the .NET
development framework," he said.
Duffy added a few caveats regarding the new SDK:
the submission section of the AppUp developer program site will not include a
selection for .NET. You can instead select
Windows as you do with C/C++ submissions and include your .MSI
as normal. The submission portal will be updated with a .NET
option during the next release cycle for the Website later in the year.
Currently the .NET SDK works with version
3.5 of .NET. Applications using version 4.0
may have an issue with this SDK and could fail validation. It is recommended
that your applications use version 3.5 to ensure application validation and a good