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Dev Explains Why Marmalade SDK is Great for Cross Platform Games & Apps


I have been really loving the Marmalade SDK since it was released with beta support for the BlackBerry PlayBook. To me it really is a sign of what is to come with the other engines RIM is bringing to the PlayBook including the Unity game engine and Android/Java Players. DrMop of VisualDreams does a great job on his blog explaining why developers should use the Marmalade SDK for cross platform app development. Here is a bulleted rundown of why:

By choosing to develop your products across multiple platforms:

  • You benefit from a much wider audience for your apps and games
  • You save a lot of money and time on development, testing and updating
  • You can perform updates to your existing apps quickly and easily
  • You can share the same unified C / C++ code base across all devices and platforms
  • No need to learn (or hire professionals that know) multiple languages, UI’s or SDK’s
  • Regularly updated SDK with new platforms and features
  • Some of the smaller app stores offer increased visibility and more stable long term sales

And by choosing the Marmalade SDK you also get:

  • Amazing support, including the apps program and device loan program to aid testing
  • A simulator that lets you test across an unlimited set of screen resolutions and simulated access to Accelerometer, GPS, Camera, Audio, Multi-touch screen, SMS, Compass and more
  • Test actual ARM code without even deploying to an ARM based device
  • Support for iOS specific features such as App Store Billing, iAd, Game Center etc..
  • Support for Android specific features such as Android Market Billing
  • Access to a large collection of open API’s such as Box2D, AdMob, Flurry, Chipmunk,SVG, Python, LUA and tons of other cool stuff (Full list available at

Check out the full details here and let us know what you think!

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