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

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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 http://github.com/marmalade)

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

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