Samsung's bada smartphone SDK exits beta

Samsung Electronics issued v1.0.0 of its bada software development kit, available for download here. Like the bada SDK beta released in early May, v1.0.0 features an integrated development environment based on Eclipse C/C++ Development Tools, Simulator, UI builder, sample applications, documentation and tutorials--the most significant new addition is a Remote Test Laboratory feature giving developers the flexibility to test their bada applications on a device at a remote site. Samsung adds the RTL is currently in beta phase, with support for languages including English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.

First announced in early November 2009 and officially unveiled at a London launch event a month later, bada (translating to "ocean" in Korean) promises an open, feature-rich platform for creating enhanced mobile consumer experiences. Based on the TouchWiz UI, bada provides developers with flash control, web control, motion sensing, fine-tuned vibration control and face detection tools, complete with support for context-aware applications incorporating accelerometers, tilt, weather, proximity and activity sensors. In addition, bada-based applications can integrate with device functions to make phone calls, send messages or access the contact list--various service applications also can share information such as personal profiles, social relations, schedules or contents contingent on user confirmation.

For more on the bada SDK v1.0.0:
- read this Samsung Hub post

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