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Samsung to Release SDK for Next Generation Gear in advance of Product Launch

on April 24, 2015

Samsung Electronics announced it is giving members of its global developer community early access to the Software Development Kit (SDK) of its next generation Gear device with a wrist watch design. This marks the first time that Samsung has released its wearable SDK for third-party developers in conjunction with the design and construction of its device before the product launch.


“Samsung has actively adapted its approach to wearable device development as the leader of the rapidly developing category,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics. “Through thoughtful and progressive innovation, Samsung embraces open collaboration to enrich the application ecosystem and create unique user experiences for a smart, mobile life.”


To join the program, developers must register at the Samsung Developer’s website and become a member of the community. Once the application is submitted with the terms and conditions agreed, it will be sent to Samsung and the applicant will be notified through email of verification status along with the SDK technical resources. The developers will be among the first to get an up-close look into the SDK, and start to build Gear apps with Samsung.


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