Samsung Electronics today announced the immediate availability of Software Development Kits (SDKs) for the Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear 2, during the Samsung Developer Day at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.
Following the unveiling of the Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear 2 in Barcelona on February 24, the SDKs were introduced to over 500 app developers from around the world at the Samsung Developer Day, a conference Samsung has held since 2011 for app developers at the App Planet exhibition space at MWC.
An SDK for the Samsung Gear 2 based on Tizen was also introduced publicly for the first time. In addition to these SDKs, a Gear Fit SDK for Samsung Gear Fit was introduced, highlighting the potential for wearable apps development.
Dr. Won-Pyo Hong, president and head of the Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics, said “Samsung will continue to provide more comprehensive SDKs for our mobile devices and maintain collaborative relationships with development partners to present unique and unprecedented content and services to our customers.”
During Samsung Developer Day, the company also introduced an upgraded Samsung Mobile SDK 1.5 with the finger scanning technology, strengthened motion-detection function included in the Galaxy S5 as well as Multi-screen technology for developing apps that can simultaneously operate on TV and mobile devices.
The S Health SDK was also presented to developer partners. S Health, Samsung’s personalised app which uses health information accumulated through sensors, is available on various Samsung mobile devices.
In addition to the SDK exhibitions and demonstrations, a presentation on mobile app development trends for 2014 was provided by guest speaker Andreas Constantinou, the CEO of VisionMobile.
Awards for the Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013, a global contest for app development held successfully last year, were also presented in a ceremony.
Newly Released SDK:
S Health SDK
S Health SDK allows developers to use the health data created by S Health application
Gear SDK provides supports for tools and various APIs to create applications for SAMSUNG Gear
Gear Fit SDK
Companion UI Profile provides an emulator for wearable device and various APIs to control Gear fit.
Samsung Mobile SDK 1.5 is upgraded targeting to Samsung Galaxy S5.
Motion and Gesture function is strengthened. Moreover, Pass, development tool for touch recognition app and Office, converting image between document tool are added.
Samsung Multi-screen SDK is an all-new SDK that allows developers take advantage of Samsung’s market leadership in smartphones and smart TVs. Based on a cloud publishing system, the Multi-screen SDK includes APIs for one-touch discovery and pairing of devices, which allows for content sharing across devices.