Qualcomm announced its bond development platform (BDN) last month, promising developers will get an up-to-date, free version of its Android app for the first year after it launches.
Now, the company is also announcing that it is extending its network to third-party developers, too.
Qualcomm says the network extends to the developers who use its software, too, which makes it a better deal for both companies.
The first-year free app for developers will include Android apps that have been certified for use by Qualcomm’s BDD network.
The free version will come with access to all the developer tools that Qualcomm offers, including support for device charging and support for the Android app.
The company also offers a free tier of hardware.
In other words, developers get to build apps that use the Android SDK and Android NDK, but can’t run them on Qualcomm hardware.
Qualcomm said it also has the ability to integrate third-parties’ apps with its own, and will offer a $100 credit for each such app that is integrated with its BDD system.
The company also said that it will offer developers access to a suite of tools that it says will help developers “create powerful apps that are highly optimized for the Snapdragon platform.”
For the most part, it looks like these are the same tools that are used to create apps for other Google services like Google Maps and YouTube.
Qualcomm also says it will allow developers to install their own applications on its network, as long as the applications are “integrated into a compatible BDD application bundle.”
So, it sounds like the company will offer free apps for developers on its BCDN, but only for the apps that it sells itself, which means that developers can only get apps from Google that are certified for BDD.
That means you won’t be able to install apps for the Google Play Store from a non-Qualcomm device.
The BDD developer network also includes a number of other features, including the ability for developers to get access to support from Qualcomm’s CardContact network, and Qualcomm will be providing the support for all the third-tier Android apps.
Qualcomm hasn’t said exactly when these features will be available, but they’ll probably come very soon.
The only other notable thing that we’ve heard about this BDD development network is that it includes an Android SDK.
It’s unclear if this means that the Android NDL will be part of this network as well.
It’s important to note that these new BDD-enabled Android apps won’t necessarily be the first Android apps to ship with the BDD platform.
Google has a number apps that run on Android NDLE, and it’s also possible that Google might also ship a number more Android apps using the BCDNP.
That said, the BPDN is already in place for Android ND, and Google’s Android ND is already certified for the BTD network.