A pair of PlayStation Mobile new tidbits today.
Back in March, Sony announced they would be giving away free 1 year developer licenses. Today they announced they will be extending that program:
We are looking forward to seeing your exciting ideas become reality and having fun developing together.
To help out all the talent out there we thought it would be better to waive the publisher license fee. So we decided to extend the duration.
To obtain a PSM Publisher License, please register or sign in to: https://psm.playstation.net/
Start date: 8th May 2013
End date: TBD
The free PSM Publisher License is valid for one year from the obtained date.
Also, PlayStation Mobile 1.2 SDK was released. Ok, this was a week ago, but it’s new to me! Easily the biggest feature is the addition of scoreboard support.
Changes in SDK 1.20.00
- The APIs for PlayStation®Network scoreboard has been added.
- Added Windows® 8 as an official support target of SDK. Removed Windows® XP as an official support target of SDK.
- Supported the multi-user feature added from Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).
- When the application is hidden in Android, the application no longer terminates.
- Supported portrait mode in UI Toolkit.
- Improved convenience of creating keys.
- Improved graphic performance on PlayStation®Vita
- Added new samples which use new functions and show good practices. (Scoreboard Sample, Lua Sample, etc)
Not mentioned above was the addition of LuaInterface as well as Lua Samples, as well as a JSON sample. Additionally, they also added the PersistentMemory class back, which is nice, as when they removed it, they ruined a recipe in my book!