Intel Atom Developer's Program beta SDK now available

I have a MSI Wind loaded up with Windows 7 Ultimate and find it to be a very good mobile solution that gives me good battery life and is easy to carry in my bag. I may actually sell it soon and pick up a Nokia Booklet 3G, especially after reading Michael's four reasons to buy one. There have been arguments for and against the netbook idea, but it is hard to argue that they are not successful with forecasts predicting more than 50 million Intel-based units may be sold by the end of this year. Intel recognizes the netbooks are here to stay and to foster that adoption they announced that developers can submit applications created with the help of the Intel Atom Developer's Program SDK.

I have a MSI Wind loaded up with Windows 7 Ultimate and find it to be a very good mobile solution that gives me good battery life and is easy to carry in my bag. I may actually sell it soon and pick up a Nokia Booklet 3G, especially after reading Michael's four reasons to buy one. There have been arguments for and against the netbook idea, but it is hard to argue that they are not successful with forecasts predicting more than 50 million Intel-based units may be sold by the end of this year. Intel recognizes the netbooks are here to stay and to foster that adoption they announced that developers can submit applications created with the help of the Intel Atom Developer's Program SDK.

The SDK is available now in beta form for Windows and Moblin (Linux) operating systems and gives developers tools for optimized netbook applications. There are stores planned to roll out in 2010 to showcase these applications on netbooks. As stated in the press release, the Intel Atom Developer Program is designed for independent software vendors (ISVs) and software developers to create innovative applications and/or components for netbooks. The program provides tools, SDKs and community resources to develop new apps or port existing apps to Atom-based devices.

What type of applications would you like to see for your netbook?