MoSync AB (Stockholm, Sweden) is providing support for Android devices in its cross-platform mobile software development kit (SDK).
The MoSync SDK is a software development kit designed to help mobile application developers create anything from simple programs for basic mobile phones to advanced applications that exploit the full potential of the latest intelligent smart phones and mobile devices.
The latest release of the MoSync SDK (version 2.3), which is now emerging from beta testing, provides support for Android 1.5 (Cupcake)-compatible mobile devices.
“We chose to concentrate on Cupcake first because then the apps will work on all the current Android devices out there,”said lead developer, Anders Malm. “Programs written for Cupcake will run seamlessly on devices running Android 1.6 (Donut) and 2.0/2.1 (Eclair). Full support for Eclair will follow soon.”
With the addition of Android, MoSync's range of supported platforms continues to grow.The range also includes Symbian, J2ME, Windows Mobile, Moblin (soon MeeGo), Pocket PC, and Smartphone 2003.
MySQL founder David Axmark, one of the principle investors in MoSync AB, added “Everyone can see the explosion of new devices with a multitude of features on the market. We invested in MoSync because we saw a need for tools suitable for developing across various platforms. It is high time that someone simplified developing for many devices. Making the tools open source using a dual-licensing approach will allow everyone to use them.”