A few weeks ago, I attended the Samsung Bada Developer Conference in Singapore. I learnt a lot about the Bada platform and here are my findings.
- Bada is focusing on the the middle/low end market, competing with Symbian’s market share.
- Bada platform will not compete with Samsung’s Android product line which is the high end market.
- Developer Support – http://bit.ly/aWklLW and App Store –http://bit.ly/aOQhOO
- Kies is an app for the PC to access Samsung Apps – downloaded here – http://bit.ly/aptQ3C
- SamsungApps gives you the standard 70/30 split on the profits.
- Submitting a Samsung App takes on average 3-4, up to 7 business days. No developer subscription fee.
- Samsung will provide complete detailed reasons with pics, videos, etc why your app is rejected, and work with you to get your app approved.
- Bada SDK only works for Windows platform and the Bada IDE is based on Eclipse.
- You use C++ to develop on Bada.
- Bada is Single Tasking. But you can save state and reload state upon termination and initialization.
- “Multi-tasking” works if it is from your Bada App to Base App like answer calls, messages, etc.
- Bada API does not use Exceptions at all. It’s all based on your vanilla C-style error handling.
- However, you can use Exceptions handling on your own application.
- Bada has a buddy feature.
- Bada uses a Samsung’s web browser based on Webkit.
- Bada has an in-app purchase ready for you to integrate and use.
I hope that answers most of your questions on Samsung Bada. It did for me.