HTC today launched HTCdev, a program designed to support mobile developers through tools, resources and community. HTC also announced the HTC OpenSense SDK, which will allow developers to develop mobile applications.
"HTC is a company of engineers excited about the possibilities of the mobile space with the goal of fostering choice through innovation," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. "We believe in openness and the power of imagination to create that innovation and are excited that HTCdev will extend new tools to mobile developers, helping them create the next wave of mobile experiences."
The HTCdev program (www.HTCdev.com) is scheduled to launch in summer 2011 and will feature a resource library of tutorials, best practices, documentation and support. The site will also offer a user feedback channel to HTC.
The core offering of the program will be the HTC OpenSense SDK, which will enable Android developers to integrate into the HTC Sense 3.0 experience. The framework will also provide APIs and sample code for 3-D display and the Tablet pen. The HTC OpenSense SDK will be released in parallel with the launch of the new HTCdev.com site, and will have regular updates and expansions based on inputs from the developer community. Developers can visit www.HTCdev.com today to sign up for a release alert for availability of the HTC OpenSense SDK.
HTC claims that it had shipped 25 million phones in 2010 and 9.7 million handsets just in the first quarter of 2011.