Got an idea for a great Android tablet application, and want a free Notion Ink Adam tablet on which to test it? As promised, Notion Ink has thrown open its developer program to early-access applications, with would-be coder Hardik sending us a copy of the company's invitation email (which you can read after the cut).
Notion Ink will apparently be choosing 200 developers for the first round of access, and those 200 will each get an Adam slate with which to work their magic. The company has come up with a distinctive and unusual multitasking system and UI, which uses dual-mode apps that can be viewed full-screen or as one of three app panes, as in the renders shown above.
Competition for the early access program is apparently strong, and Notion Ink has already selected the first handful of participants. To be in with a shot, you'll need to submit your ideas for Adam apps by November 3 2010; more details at http://developers.notionink.com/
[via Android Community; Thanks Hardik!]
Greetings from Notion Ink!
You exchanged some emails with us regarding your interest in writing apps for the Adam. You wanted to know about SDKs, the API, the User Interface... but the most common question of all was, “When can I get my hands on some sample hardware?”
At Notion Ink, we’re humbled by your incredible enthusiasm, and the patience you have shown over the months since CES and MWC. We’re delighted to inform you that your wait is coming to an end – we’re launching the Notion Ink Early Access Program today.
Underlining our commitment to making the Adam a great platform for developers, the first 200 production quality Adams will go to developers chosen from among you. But 200 is already a small number and the competition to get into this program is really very hot! Till now we have selected a few and they took no time to convince us that they more than deserved to be in there.
All what you need, is to register on the newly launched Notion Ink Developers Website and fill up the Early Access Program Form. We will be extremely interested in the application you will be designing (if you are a developer) or the kind of test you will be performing, so be 200% sure that you’ll enter all the details properly (few of the people whom we have selected, sent us their current applications or shared their FSD/PRD to explain their plans).
You can return to the form and modify your application until midnight (IST) Wednesday, 3rd of November 2010.
On the 10th of November, we’ll let you know if you’ve been selected. If you’re one of the lucky 200, you will just be one short step away from ordering an Adam to be shipped to your address, anywhere in the world!
Your application may be more favorably considered as you’ve already had some discussions with us – make sure you use the same email address while signing up as you used during your communication.
[Registration link, in case you missed: http://developers.notionink.com]
With Warm Regards
Notion Ink Design Labs