The cross-platform Marmalade gaming SDK has been updated to version 7.3.
The Marmalade SDK enables developers to deploy code across multiple platforms and devices from a single code base. The new 7.3 SDK release brings new capabilities for Windows 8 and 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 across all license types, including Community licenses.
The latest update to the SDK offers Device camera UI and the ability to capture frame data, access to the device’s magnetic compass and Facebook Connect.
In addition, this release includes an ads-in-apps extension that support monetization through the Microsoft Advertising SDK or AdDuplex SDK.
The addition of the Extension Development Kit for Windows Store (both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 apps), enables developers to access Windows managed and native APIs, plus integration with advertising and social networks.
For new users the SDK is available for no license fee. Existing users with Indie, Plus or Pro licenses will get a free upgrade.