Samsung will release SDK (Software Development Kit) 3.0 for smart TV application developers in a bid to enrich the smart TV ecosystem.
SDK 3.0, which is scheduled to unveil on Jan 5, is compatible with mobile devices and TV sets and adds features like app advertisement and payment. SDK 3.0 also supports various input devices from remote controller to USB mouse, keyboard and game controller.
Samsung has been trying to enhance the smart TV ecosystem. The company initiated the Samsung Developers Forum in 2009 for Samsung Smart TV application developers. The SDF has now grown into possibly the industry's biggest TV app developer forum with 25,000 developers in 140 countries.
Samsung expects SDK 3.0 would help app developers smoothly move into TV app development and also invigorate the TV app market with its advertisement platform.