Top developers from around the world gathered as Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., announced new platforms and opportunities aimed at innovations for enhancing consumer lifestyles through open collaboration. Samsung’s technologies and platforms are designed to support developers in shaping the next big innovations, critical to influencing more convenient, connected lifestyles for consumers.

“Our news highlights the exciting developments occurring at Samsung and its growing ecosystem of developers and partners, across a wide range of technologies,” said Won-Pyo Hong, President and Head of Samsung Media Solutions Center. “We remain committed to enabling developers to create innovative solutions that ultimately improve consumer lifestyles.”

Unveiled were new software tools and developments aimed at advancements in digital health, smart home, wearables and virtual reality.

Digital Health

Samsung is committed to helping create and accelerate a wider digital health movement. To support this effort, the company announced:

Smart Home

Samsung continues to expand its vision for the Smart Home, through its own initiatives with Samsung Smart Home and through Smart Things.

The Samsung Smart Home platform is designed to deliver smart home experiences that enable new kinds of conveniences for consumers. Development tools, such as the beta release of the Smart Home SDK, allow customers who have appliances developed by the SDK to control them by using a Samsung Smart TV or smartphone.

The new Smart Things IDE, expands upon this effort by integrating with some of Samsung’s most popular appliances, and is intended to spur an open smart home ecosystem of products and experiences, resulting in platform comprehensive Smart Home.

Attendees at the conference can see this vision realized through the Smart Home demo, occurring in the lobby of Moscone West.

Wearables and Virtual Reality (VR)

As a leading innovator in wearable technology, Samsung will continue to diversify its portfolio to deliver new, compelling experiences for consumers. It also aims to widen the ecosystem for these devices through developer support across a range of wearable and VR devices.

“Together, Oculus and Samsung have created an entirely unique product with the Gear VR Innovator Edition,” said Brendan Iribe, CEO at Oculus. “It’s still very early days for virtual reality as a new technology and medium, and we can’t wait to see what the community creates and shares with the world on this new platform.”

Also, during the conference, there are many sessions that will introduce you to new development tools including the Tizen-based Samsung TV SDK, Multi-screening Gaming Platform and EDU SDK, among others.

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