Cross-platform development tool Marmalade is soon to offer users of its self-titled SDK support for the Tizen mobile operating system.
The forthcoming support for Tizen-based devices will be integrated into the Marmalade SDK in Q3 this year, in time with the launch of the first devices running the new OS. Tizen is due for release in a number of different versions that will run on both Intel x86 and ARM mobile CPU architectures. In that context Marmalade is to offer full support for both versions before the year's conclusion.
Marmalade is also set to support deployment of ‘fat binaries’ in Tizen, which will allow a single Tizen app package to be built using Marmalade that will run natively on Intel and ARM devices.
“Tizen is a hugely interesting arrival, not only in the smartphone market, but also for its wider applications in a range of different and distinct devices," said Marmalade CEO Harvey Elliott. We’re pleased to be able to support developers who choose to develop for Tizen, and I’m sure our vibrant developer community will leap at the opportunity to produce great content for this exciting new platform.”
“Lowering the barrier to create games for Tizen developers will help bring exciting new content to the Tizen application store,” added Christopher Croteau, who serves as both Tizen association board member and managing director of Intel's System Software Division. “The Marmalade SDK will allow publishers and developers to quickly and easily develop applications for multiple device categories starting with smartphones.”
Developers already interested in targeting Tizen devices with their projects can today begin producing titles in Marmalade, tackling building, testing and debugging. At the time Tizen platform support arrives for the SDK later in the year, content constructed with Marmalade will already be ready to deploy and run directly on Tizen devices.