Samsung is a household name most people recognize from their tv’s, phones, tablets, refrigerators, washing machines, and the list can go on. At this point, it seems like they’ve done everything, so what else could the world’s largest information technology company be brewing in their cauldron of technological brilliance? As you read this, Samsung is into the last day of their First Developers Conference. The three day conference which started on October 27, 2013 was Samsung’s move into the direction of creating more of a core for their customers and an ecosystem for their products.. The conference covered Samsung services from mobile, tv, gaming, and cross platforms, to web, enterprise and monetization. At the conference five new software development kits(SDKs) were introduced. Among the five, were SDKs that allowed for:
- Apps that connects Samsung Smartphones to Smart TVs- Samsung’s aim is to create a community with their devices, such as phones that can turn the tv on and change channels.
- The creation of games that users can play on TV using their smartphones. Users could be playing a game on their phones, and when they get home, simply continue playing it on their televisions.
- An all in one SDK which allows for new S Pen controls, better recognition of handwriting and the ability to run apps at the same time with resizeable windows.
- Smart TV 5.0 lets developers create apps specifically for that platform
- Security features and apps that allow for the creation of better mobile security.
Samsung is well on it’s way to making homes more connected. Is it possible that 20 years from now we will be able to control our household appliances by simply talking to our phone? Maybe. Samsung has shown the world that there are no limits to what the human mind can develop, and with the communication flow improving between Samsung and various app developing companies they are showing us that they are willing to take the necessary steps to remain at the top of their game. With that being said, your Smart TV may end up reminding you of your events directly from your BOLD! Community Mobile Manager apps in the future! It sure is something to look forward to.
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. A live stream of the keynote session and a series of attendee interviews will be available during the two-day conference on AndroidCentral: www.androidcentral.com/sdc13. Join the conversation online on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter with hashtag #SDC13. We look forward to your thoughts and comments below!