Cricket Technology announced the release of Cricket Audio, a software library that greatly simplifies the playback of sound effects and music in iOS and Android apps.
Cricket Audio allows app developers to quickly add sound to their apps with just a few lines of code. It can play sounds directly from memory with low latency, or stream them from storage media, and is designed specifically for mobile games, with highly optimized code and low, predictable memory usage. It also works on Windows and OS X, so it can be integrated into authoring tools.
Cricket Audio simplifies the task of writing cross-platform apps by providing a common C++ interface that can be used on both iOS and Android. It also offers an Objective-C interface for use on iOS and a Java interface for Android.
Cricket Audio’s easy-to-use data processing tools are provided for both Windows and OS X.
Cricket Audio is currently in beta, and can be downloaded for free from the Cricket Technology website, www.crickettechnology.com.