iPhone developers are very interested in a tool that Intel is working on that will allow developers to port iPhone applications to other smartphones, including Intel-powered AppUp, MeeGo and Windows phone platforms.
Doug Fisher, Intel’s vice president of Software and Services, said the move is about mobility, allowing developers to take advantage of current applications. “It’s basically taking the existing applications,” Fisher stated, “finding the ones that are most relevant to end users and ensuring [that] they get pulled over.”
AppUp is Intel’s answer to Apple’s App Store, and is a cloud-based storefront for netbook applications. With over 800 apps in their store, with 30% of them available for free, Intel is eager to court developers who are developing apps for iOS devices.