Welcome to my blog about what is Beacon Mountain and what it brings to Android development.
Please refer to the Beacon Mountain website for further information on system requirements.
Beacon Mountain provides a productivity-oriented design, coding, and debugging tools for native apps targeting Android-based ARM and Intel Atom processor-based devices, including smartphones and tablets. The tools are compatible with Eclipse and support popular Android SDKs.
For which Android Apps is Beacon Mountain targeted?
Beacon Mountain is for app developers who are writing native Android apps. Apps that are memory intensive or whose performance may be critical may not run well in a virtual machine. For those apps, being able to embed C and C++ components within the app will allow the best performance. For other apps where performance or memory usage is not critical, developers may choose to develop apps using HTML5, making their deployment to many environments quick and easy. If you are interested in learning more about HTML5 app development, check out the Intel(r) XDK.
Some key features of Beacon Mountain are:
Beacon Mountain installs the following Intel tools for x86 (the licenses required by these installations are free):
The following 3rd Party tools are installed:
Note that Beacon Mountain is still in a Beta (version 0.6.1 – pre-1.0) production state and therefore you will find updated versions periodically. Should you decide to update and reinstall:
The installer checks for a preexisting installation, as follows:
How to uninstall (Windows):
If you have difficulties or suggestions, there is a Beacon Mountain discussion forum where you can post questions (see the link in the Quick Links box.)