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Intel and Baidu Announced a Joint Mobile Application Test Center Offering Free Test For Applications for Intel Android Devices

Big news last week for Baidu, China’s No. 1 search engine giant, Baidu, Inc. announced   that it will buy all equity interests in smartphone apps distributor 91 Wireless from NetDragon for a record 1.9 billion U.S. dollars. According to the memorandum of understanding, the move, which is Baidu’s latest effort to show muscle to expand it business,  beyond its core search engine,  to the world’s No. 1  blooming mobile phone and tablet users ecosystem, is set to mark China’s biggest merger and acquisition.

Another news for Baidu this week, Intel and Baidu announced the official launch of a joint mobile application Test Center (MTC), and offer free virtual test platform for compatibility as well as full test for application developed on Android on IA.

 

Picture above shows the Baidu Application Store interface. Most applications are free and in-app ads supported.

To help the majority of app application developers to quickly and cost-effectively develop and  publish applications for mobile devices based on Intel architectured.  Intel and Baidu is making available a combination of back-end server to the front end use of mobile devices,  mobile statistical services and one-stop testing and migration for mobile applications developers.  

Picture above shows the offical  Temple Run 2 application on Baidu.com. The application has 50 millions downloads thus far.

Every time  there is a new phone comeing out on the market, it is a very troubling issue for an app developer, as they need to buy a lot of mobile phones to be tested, or borrow a phone from a friend. So it is very beneficial for developers and partners to have  a  free virtual environment for a quick and easy way to validate their app and to enter the ecosystem with minimum cost. The proposed MTC testing center can complete the quick compatibility test in 2 hours and is comprehensive fully compatible test  in 6 hours online.

The picture above shows the in-browser application store on Baidu.com. Baidu has integrated its app store with the Baidu search page.. Bai Du Fact Sheet provides more information about Baidu and its search business.

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Build An Android Mobile Application Binary Using Intel App Dev Center Build Web Service

The App Dev Center build web service can be used to build a mobile application binary without going through the XDK. 

In order to use the App Dev Center build web service, developers must email html5tools@intel.com from the email address of their valid account to be approved for use of these services and obtain a valid Customer ID and a valid Partner Code to identify their requests.

Commands

This command will return a link to an iOS or Android binary of a preconfigured application

This command will return the build status for the application on the specified platform
This command will create a new application
Returns a certificate signing request
This command will return a list of applications for a particular account
This command will return a list of builds previously made for a particular application
This command returns the certification type
This command uploads a certificate and private key or a P12 file containing both in order for a particular account to build iOS applications
This command will upload several icon and splash images at once
This command uploads the large launch icon for an iOS application
This command uploads the large splash image for an iOS or Android application
This command will upload a provisioning profile for an iOS application.
This command will upload and save the push certificate for an iOS application.
This command will upload and save the small icon image for an application
This command uploads the small splash image for an iOS or Android application

This support function will determine if a x509 certificate and private key are related.

NOTE: Use of the build web service is primarily intended for partners who do a large number of builds and need to automate the process. It is not recommended for the general user who builds apps one at a time. Most users should perform builds via the XDK or App Dev Center. 

For more information,  you can go to Intel Web Service API Online documentation

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