The Kudan AR SDK allows developers to create augmented reality apps for iOS and Android mobile devices. The service provides a multitude of tracking options and advanced rendering techniques. It also offers video capture, ambient lighting analysis, live camera texture mapping, and more. This SDK includes both Objective-C and Java APIs, as well as a Unity plugin.
In July, ProgrammableWeb reported that Amazon had launched GameCircle, a new set of gaming APIs and services for the Kindle Fire. Amazon has just announced the launch of the Amazon A/B Testing Service Beta, which offers easy in-app A/B testing for developers who create and distribute apps and games using the Amazon Mobile App Distribution Program.
Microsoft finalized its acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone and software businesses today. The deal, valued at $7.2 billion, was first announced last September and significantly alters the mobile landscape. Rather than simply develop the Windows Phone operating system, Microsoft will now also make smartphones with the OS on board. It changes the Apple-Google-Microsoft dynamic in a new and interesting way that will bring new opportunities for developers.