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SkypeKit SDK promises devs invisible Skype access for apps & hardware

SkypeKit SDK promises devs invisible Skype access for apps & hardware

Skype has announced a new SDK, SkypeKit, which will allow developers to embed VoIP and video call functionality into their applications and consumer electronics.  Part of the company's push to get more devices and more people using the service, SkypeKit is described as a "headless" Skype client, "that runs invisibly, not only on PCs, but also TVs, notebooks, and other connected devices."

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Facebook Android SDK Now Available to Developers

Facebook Android SDK Now Available to Developers

In the beginning, Facebook didn't have a very high perception of Google's mobile Operating System. And so, as they focused on the iPhone Operating System (OS), it wasn't a surprise for anyone. But then, out of nowhere, Facebook (finally) released an official application for Android, rightly entitled: Facebook for Android. And now, as a recent update finally allows messaging support with the app, Facebook is providing full details for developers to tie their Android native applications to the Facebook platform.

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Google release Android 2.2 Froyo SDK for devs

Google release Android 2.2 Froyo SDK for devs

Android developer?  Itching to get your hands on the Android 2.2 Froyo SDK?  Run, don't walk, to the Android Developers site (currently pretty sluggish, be warned) where you can now download the new SDK complete with APIs for all the shiny new functionality announced at Google IO today.

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iPhone HD to record 720p HD video tips OS 4.0 SDK

iPhone HD to record 720p HD video tips OS 4.0 SDK

Apple's decision to allow developers "full access to still and video camera data" in iPhone OS 4.0 has had the unexpected side-effect of previewing what's likely to be the next-gen iPhone's video capabilities.  According to MacRumors, developers have discovered mention not only of VGA resolution capture, as on the current iPhone 3GS, but of a 1280 x 720 720p HD mode as well.

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Apple antitrust inquiry tipped over iPhone OS 4.0 SDK

Apple antitrust inquiry tipped over iPhone OS 4.0 SDK

Apple could soon be the subject of antitrust investigations, if rumors of an inquiry by either the Department of Justice or the Federal Trade Commission turn out to be true.  According to the NYPost, both watchdogs are currently negotiating as to which will take responsibility for looking into Apple's recently tightened iPhone OS development platform rules, which basically made it mandatory for coders to use the Cupertino company's own SDK rather than cross-platform-friendly tools.

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Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch Responds to Apple’s Latest iPhone SDK

Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch Responds to Apple’s Latest iPhone SDK

By now you've heard about the ongoing war between Adobe and Apple. You've probably heard about it even if you live under a rock. It's everywhere, and as we expected, it didn't die down after the launch of the iPad. In fact, it seems to be getting worse after the announcement of iPhone OS 4.0. Especially when folks started navigating through the fine print and legal documentation, and we started to learn that Steve Jobs and company had begun a far stricter implementation of the rules for their SDK. More importantly, they tied the noose around Adobe's figurative neck a bit tighter.

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iPhone OS 4.0 SDK limits dev compiler choice; Adobe Flash CS5 scuppered before launch

iPhone OS 4.0 SDK limits dev compiler choice; Adobe Flash CS5 scuppered before launch

Steve Jobs made plenty of noise yesterday about the 1,500+ new APIs for iPhone OS developers to play with in OS 4.0, but its taken some SDK sifting to turn up some of the less impressive changes.  A section of the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement has been amended to not only deny access to private APIs but also prescribe which languages can be used to create apps: C, C++ and Objective-C.  The change means that developers looking to use the Adobe Flash to iPhone compiler in the upcoming Flash Professional CS5 release will have to think again, together with those already using MonoTouch and Appcelerator.

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Apple iPhone OS 4.0 SDK Available Now

Apple iPhone OS 4.0 SDK Available Now

If you're a fan of the iPhone OS 4.0 right now, and you've tied to the developer program for Apple's mobile devices, then you can go ahead and have your say with the new mobile Operating System. iPhone OS 4.0 SDK is available right now for developers. This is the first of the Betas, so be sure to keep that in mind. And, as always, Apple suggests that you don't put this on your own, personal device, and keep it on your testing devices, because it is Beta, and bugs do happen.

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Unlocked Windows Phone 7 emulator gets video demos

Unlocked Windows Phone 7 emulator gets video demos

Having been neatly hacked in the early hours of this morning, the Windows Phone 7 emulator has been spilling its secrets ever since.  The original source code for unlocking Microsoft's smartphone SDK may have been taken down, but that hasn't stopped those who grabbed it early from shooting some video of the less public features of the platform.

Videos after the cut

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Windows Phone 7 emulator hacked for full functionality

Windows Phone 7 emulator hacked for full functionality

It only took a matter of hours after Microsoft released the Windows Phone 7 series developer toolkit for someone to rip the full smartphone build from it, and now the software has been hacked a little more.  Turns out, there's plenty more functionality in the emulator ROM than appears at first glance, it's just that Microsoft have done some work to keep certain elements hidden.  Dan Ardelean, however, has modified the BIN responsible for which features are accessible, bypassing Microsoft's lock-down.

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Apple iPad PowerVR SGX graphics confirmed

Apple iPad PowerVR SGX graphics confirmed

Apple have quietly confirmed that their iPad tablet is based on the same type of PowerVR SGX graphics hardware as the iPhone 3GS and current-gen iPod touch. Developers digging through the latest iPad SDK beta 3 documentation have found a paragraph comparing the iPad's graphics capabilities to other SGX-based hardware, including OpenGL ES support.

Apple iPhone/iPad video calling tipped in 3.2 SDK

Apple iPhone/iPad video calling tipped in 3.2 SDK

Rumors - and complaints - about the absence of video chat functionality in the iPhone and iPad aren't anything new, but seemingly fresh to the table are signs in the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK of video calling in a future hardware build.  9to5mac spotted "AcceptVideo" and "DeclineOrEndVideo" icons in the SDK, as well as hints of deeper software functionality and apps in the underlying code.

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