Samsung released five new software development
kits (SDKs) for creating consumer and enterprise apps on its
smartphones, tablets and Smart TVs today at Samsung Developers
The new SDKs, available in beta today, 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
- 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.
- A streamlined version of the Samsung Mobile SDK is now
available. The SDK now combines 10 individual packages,
including the latest S Pen, Media Control, Professional Audio,
and Gesture, into a single integrated SDK.
- 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 multiscreen games that people play on any big screen
TV using a Samsung smartphone or tablet as a console.
- The Samsung Smart TV SDK lets developers 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.
- 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.
The Samsung Developers Conference is the company's inaugural
global developer event taking place October 28 and October 29,
at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.
Samsung has been trying to expand the universe of software and services available to its devices. In recent years, the hardware maker has made a big push to turn software into a strength by wooing developers, building more offices in Silicon Valley, and making more investments and acquisitions in the area.