We have some developers on this forum and im sure we have some aspiring developers and if C# is your language, then perhaps the closed Beta Developer Program for PlayStation Suite is for you, PS Suite will work on various devices, such as PS Vita, PS Certified devices, Sony Tablet and other Android tablets, here is a quote from the source:
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) will offer software development kits (SDK) for PlayStation®Suite (PS Suite), called “PlayStation®Suite SDK”, for content developers. PS Suite is an initiative designed to deliver the world of PlayStation® to open operating system based portable devices. Prior to its release, we plan to offer a developer program (closed beta test) for the PlayStation®Suite SDK for limited participants.
Through PS Suite SDK, content developers can create content for PlayStation™Certified (PS Certified) devices, which is hardware certified through the PS Suite license program, as well as for PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita).
Using C# as the programming language, PS Suite SDK will run programs developed in C# on virtual machine equipped in both PS Certified devices and PS Vita.
By supporting development for multiple devices and by adopting libraries designed to create a variety of gaming and non-gaming content , PS Suite SDK will not only help developers reduce costs for creating new content, but also allow them to efficiently create their content on one SDK and use it for multiple devices.
Prior to the official release of PlayStation®Suite SDK, we will provide the developer program (closed beta test) with PlayStation®Suite SDK to limited participants. The intention of the closed beta test is to improve the SDK quality with feedbacks from those participants.
We are now accepting applications for participants in this program (closed beta test). Both corporation and individual applicants are welcome to participate, but the numbers of the participants are limited and we need your understanding that not all applicants are guaranteed to join this program. The program will be available in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan in English, and it will support “Windows XP (32bit)” and “Windows 7 (32/64bit)”. Since the SDK comes with a PC simulator, purchase of PS Certified devices or PS Vita is not required.
The participants of this program will be selected equally based on the information provided in the “Application Form” link below and will allow for a variety of types of developers to join. Those selected will receive an e-mail to the address specified in the “Application Form”.
Personal information provided in the “Application Form”, etc. will be used to select the participants of this program, to communicate with those regarding the application development and to create statistical data by Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited.
How to apply to this program and license terms
Please read the application guideline carefully, and if you agree to the guideline and agree to participate, click “Agree to the application guideline and go to the application form” button to proceed to the “Application Form” screen. By submitting the application form, you are considered to have agreed to the application guideline. Please note that your use of the PlayStation®Suite SDK and participation in this program (closed beta test) is conditioned upon your agreeing to be bound by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.’s license terms for the PlayStation®Suite SDK.
Please email to email@example.com for inquiries regarding this developer program (closed beta test). We will not be able to answer all inquiries. Please refer to the FAQ. We cannot provide the result of your application.
Not exactly “hacking” news, but still interesting for those willing to develop on a much larger level.