Google has released the Project Ara MDK, which stands for Module Developers Kit, and it will give developers references and guidelines on creating components for Project Ara.
The Project Ara MDK is now available to download, and Google ate holding the first Project Ara Developers Conference next week.
The Module Developers Kit (MDK) defines the Ara platform for module developers and provides reference implementations for various design features. The Ara platform consists of an on-device packet-switched data network based on the MIPI UniPro protocol stack, a flexible power bus, and an elegant industrial design that mechanically unites the modules with an endoskeleton. Throughout 2014, the Project Ara team will be working on a series of alpha and beta MDK releases. We welcome developer input to the MDK: either through the Ara Module Developers mailing list/forum or at one of the series of Developers Conferences. Additionally, if you’d like to create a reference module design, please get in touch!
Google has said that the Project Ara MDK is an early version, but they wanted to give developers a chance to provide feedback to ensure the final MDK is is ‘elegant, flexible, and complete.’, this is expected to be available by the end of the year.
You can download the Project Ara MDK over at the Project Ara homepage, and also find out more details over at Google+ at the link below.
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