Samsung Releases Five New SDKs for Multi-Screen App Development!

Samsung Electronics has released five new and improved software development kits (SDKs) for creating consumer and enterprise apps on its smartphones, tablets and Smart TVs today at Samsung Developers Conference (#SDC13). The new SDKs, available in beta today, exemplify Samsung’s focus on equipping software developers with the tools, resources and support necessary to foster a connected multiscreen experience across Samsung devices.

“There are close to half a billion connected devices in the world today, yet a very limited portion are actually connected to each other,” said Dr. Won-Pyo Hong, President and head of the Samsung Electronics Media Solution Center.

Samsung is creating one of the largest connected platforms spanning a broad range of devices that people love and use every day, including smartphones, tablets, TVs and much more. We are clearing a path for creative developers who want to participate in this multiscreen future, and the SDKs we are releasing today give them a way to start creating for multiscreen, and take advantage of our leadership across so many screens.”

The new SDKs include a more streamlined Samsung Mobile SDK, Samsung Multiscreen SDK, Samsung Multiscreen Gaming SDK, and a Samsung Smart TV SDK. Also, Samsung KNOX SDK will be introduced and highlighted at the conference.

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oSamsung Multiscreen 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 Multiscreen SDK includes APIs for one-touch discovery and pairing of devices, which allows for content sharing across devices.
 o A streamlined version of the Samsung Mobile SDK is now available. The SDK now combines 10 individual packages, including the latest groundbreaking S Pen, Media Control, Professional Audio, and Gesture, into a single integrated SDK for easier overall development.
 o Samsung has partnered with Unity Technologies to create the Samsung Multiscreen Gaming SDK. It is a gaming engine built on top of the Samsung Multiscreen SDK that allows game developers to create immersive multiscreen gaming experiences that people play on any big screen TV using a Samsung smartphone or tablet as a console.
 o The Samsung Smart TV SDK lets developers and content partners create applications for Samsung Smart TVs. This version includes WebEngine 2014 for support of next year’s Smart TVs, as well as Samsung Connect for multiscreen support. The SDK also now supports Smart Home development, closed captioning so that subtitles can appear in video apps, and improved content filtering and search.
 o The Samsung KNOX SDK provides security and management enhancements, which enables enterprises to support both Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) without compromising either corporate security or employee privacy.

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Sponsors of the Samsung Developers Conference include Appbackr, Bitcasa, Box, Centrify, Challenge Post, Charge Anywhere, Cisco, DJ Flying Quadcopters, Gameloft, Gracenote, Immersion Game Pavillion, Intel, Nuance, PayPal, Salesforce.com, SAP, Sencha and SOTI.

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