Monday, August 16, 2010
As if you needed more proof that mobile and desktop are converging
While cleaning out my basement, I found this CodeWarrior development kit for the Sony Ericsson P800 from 2001. I think it was an easy way to get an early P800, but when you think about it, it's a bit crazy that you used to have to spend big bucks for a development environment in order to develop applications for a phone. This whole development system screams "embedded software" and not "application platform".
Developing for Android is now the same as essentially developing for the PC. It's all driving toward no cost licenses to develop. You can certainly do it for free if you want and need to with Eclipse.
Anyway, this was a great find from the time capsule from late 2001.