Digital Airways introduced the Kaleido Integrated Development Environment (KIDE) for the Google Android platform. KIDE enables handsets vendors to design and customize features for Android-based mobile phones. Integrating seamlessly to the Android framework without modifying it, KIDE provides handset manufacturers and application vendors a single, unified development environment. KIDE for Android is available immediately.
KIDE adapts and extends existing applications to the Android platform, while vastly reducing development time and cost. Kaleido for Android takes advantage industry standard software components not available in the basic Android platform — such as graphic engines, handwriting recognition, predictive text, Flash and SVG, and enables touch screen, drag and drop, multi-windows, widgets, and more.
Applications developed with KIDE are installed using regular APK packages on the Android framework. Thanks to KIDE’s Smart Bridging technology, a large part of the application is managed directly by Kaleido in native code. As a result, most of the legacy code can be reused, which significantly reduces porting and customization time. In addition, many operations are faster than using their Java equivalent, and developers are not limited by Java’s speed and memory performances to implement complex behaviors, such as graphic effects or transitions.
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