Marmalade, a Windows platform middleware partner, just released a new version of their popular SDK. The Marmalade SDK enables developers to deploy code across multiple platforms and devices from a single code base. The new 7.3 SDK release brings new capabilities for Windows 8 and 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 across all license types, including Community licenses. And for new users, the SDK will be available for no license fee. Existing users with Indie, Plus or Pro licenses will get a free upgrade.
The addition of the Extension Development Kit for Windows Store (both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 apps), enables developers to access Windows managed and native APIs, plus integration with advertising and social networks.
The prior Marmalade SDK 7.2.1 release provided support for features such as Accelerometer, Audio, Compression, Video, and more. Just a few enhancements in this release include APIs to access:
- Device camera UI and ability to capture frame data
- Device’s magnetic compass reading
- Facebook website via Facebook Connect
- Get the full list here
In addition, this release includes an ads-in-apps extension that support monetization through the Microsoft Advertising SDK or AdDuplex SDK.