Along with the launch of the new series of Samsung products at the Mobile World Congress like Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear Fit or Galaxy Gear 2, the Korean manufacturer has also announced three updates, during the “Developer Day” held by the company at the congress. Samsung has displayed some fresh new SDK updates to more than 500 app developers.
The SDK updates first involve the Galaxy Gear 2 and Neo, with support for all kind of APIs and tools that help Samsung better develop their smartwatches, especially now since they run on Tizen systems. The advantage is that Samsung will not impose any restrictions to any third party, allowing developers to come up with their own apps to be implemented on the Gear 2 and Neo, providing consumers with a wide range of products to choose from.
Samsung Fit comes with its own SDK, with the UI Profile company to provide the needed emulator for Samsung`s smartwathces and other APIs for a better control of Gear Fit.
Another SDK is the new S-Health software that give users the possibility of accessing more data collected from “the sensors on the Galaxy S5, Fear 2 and Gear Fit”, also providing a wide range of applications.
Dr. Won-Pyo Hong, the Chief at Samsung Electronics` Media Solution Center declared that the Korean smartphone manufacturer will go on with providing more and more smart SKDs for its series of handsets, making use of the Samsung`s fruitful collaboration with third-party developers, that will complete the company`s work.
Samsung has also let its guard down, and for a good reason, by also updating its Mobile SDK 1.5 which supports the “fingerprint scanning technology” found on the Galaxy S5, as well as the technology for multi-screening apps that can operate across devices like TV on tablet and on smartphone.
The Korean manufacturer has finally understood that restricting third-party developers will not only restrict its customers` choice of apps, but will also lead to disastrous consequences concerning the future of its software which may help develop its niche platforms and wearable accessories. Cheers!