Peer-to-Peer Apps on iOS, Android & Windows 8 with AllJoyn

Monday 10/8/12 09:30am
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Posted By Brian Spencer
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AllJoyn™ for iOS, Windows RT and Android is here, and you can download the AllJoyn SDK 3.0 now from Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. Get ready to give your customers your real-time, peer-to-peer (P2P) apps on three major mobile OSes.

Thanks to your help during the beta programs and several late nights, I can announce that the AllJoyn SDK 3.0 we’re releasing today supports these mobile and desktop operating systems:

  • Android
  • iOS (new)
  • Linux
  • OS X Lion and later (new)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8 (new)
  • Windows RT (new)
Greater Reach for your P2P Apps

You can extend the reach of your P2P apps to hundreds of millions of customers, with AllJoyn support now available for Android devices, iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, Macs and Windows RT tablets coming soon, including the Microsoft Surface RT, Samsung ATIV Tab, and Dell XPS 10.

Until now, you needed the network and the cloud for cross-platform apps and games. Android, iOS and Windows devices could work, share and play together, but users had to put up with latency. Or, you could build responsive, real-time P2P apps, but everybody had to have a device running the same OS.

No more. Now you have the tools and APIs you need to build for three major mobile platforms. Your customers will be able to play high-end, cross-OS games. Or share their photos directly among iOS, Windows RT and Android devices. Or use real-time, cross-platform productivity tools.

For example, watch this video of the JamJoyn app we created, to see how AllJoyn can be used to connect Android, Linux and iOS devices quickly and seamlessly.

The AllJoyn SDK 3.0 means you can create apps for your customers that support P2P, and all the functionality you’ve built on top of it, on three major mobile platforms. You’ve told me what a drag it is to segment your feature set by platform, and the updated AllJoyn SDK is your ticket to P2P app continuity and feature parity. For example, the developers at Signature Creative created a collaborative drawing app for Android called Chalkboard, and now they’re porting it to Windows RT and iOS.

Get Started

So let the cross-platform P2P app development begin.