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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today hosted its SamsungDeveloper Day 2013 in Dubai. Over 150 application developers from across the region participated in the event which was held at the Samsung’s Forum.
The developer event follows the success of a number of similar events held by Samsung across the globe, starting with the Samsung Developer Day at Mobile World Congress in February last year and followed by Developer Day events in Tokyo, Cairo and Seoul. The events provide an opportunity for Samsung to introduce platform technologies and developer services under the theme "Learn, Share, Network".
The Samsung Developer Day captured the imagination of developers with a focus on the new GALAXYNote and GALAXY Cameradevices. Thedeveloper eventincluded the introduction of various Samsung smart devices in addition to mobile phones, Smart TVs and cameras,and featured discussions on service development for multi-device convergence environments.
Samsung Smart TV SDK4.0,premiered at the event, assisting developers inutilizing various functionssupported by Samsung SmartTVs when developing TV apps.It also supports various Smart TV Emulator Modes to facilitatea simpler development process, and enables developers to create more innovative apps by taking advantage ofnew features such as the Convergence Framework and Smart Interaction. Samsung also announced its plans to release the development tools and APIs for the new GALAXY Camera to third-party app developers, raising significant interest from developers.
At the event, Samsung also released the latest version of its S Pen SDK, enabling app developers to create apps that harness the potential of the S Pen in the GALAXY Note category. The update supports a variety ofnew Note features such as Air Viewwhich allows users to hover with the S Pen over an email, image gallery, or video to preview the content without having to open it. Samsung also introduced the Open API for Samsung'sChatON messaging service, receiving positive responses from attending developers. TheChatON API enables third-party applications to easily integrate ChatON capabilities, for example enabling users to interact with buddies directly through embedded chat or invite ChatON buddies to play a game by sending an invitation via ChatON messenger.
In addition to technology-related sessions presented by Samsung,Developer Day event included an exhibition where participants had a hands-on opportunity to experience the upcoming product offering from Samsung. The unveiled product lineup included a new range of Smart TV, smart appliances, connected cameras and mobile devices.