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HTC releases some goodies for HTC EVO developers, lets us know more on the way

Htcdev Some good news for developers and consumers today: For the past few weeks, has been signing up developers who are interested in OpenSense, which is the framework that incorporates all current and future HTC SDKs. (For those who don't know the difference between an SDK and an APK, OpenSense is basically what will allow developers to make really cool applications and ROMs that take advantage of all of the capabilities of the HTC EVO.)

Well, it now looks like HTC's online developer portal has finally formally launched, and along with this, HTC has released the HTC S3D SDK and the HTC Pen SDK.

The S3D SDK will allow developers to create applications that directly take advantage of the 3D technology on the HTC EVO 3D, while the HTC Pen SDK will allow for the development of additional applications that can use the HTC Scribe on the EVO View 4G tablet.

In other words, in the coming weeks and months, we can expect to see some exciting 3D applications pop up, as well as additional apps that are able to interact with the Scribe. I'm thrilled, because I'm quickly growing bored with the four applications with which I can currently use the Scribe on the View.

Additionally, there is now a link to HTC's new web-based bootloader unlock tool. However, clicking it will only result in a message that it is "coming soon," but at least we have some reassurance that it's still being worked on!

G&E reader Nandre just shared an email with us he received from HTC, which presumably was sent to all developers who previously registered with HTCdev. The full text of this email can be read below.

Dear _______,
We at HTCdev wanted to reach out to you to let you know that our developer web portal – has formally been launched today. Located at the same URL you registered at earlier this summer, is designed to provide a central, online location to host content while also serving as an outlet for developer engagement and growth. will be the home of tools and resources that are part of HTC OpenSense. HTC OpenSense is a framework encompassing all available HTC SDKs as well features that will be offered in the future. This framework will allow you as a developer to harness software and hardware innovation on HTC devices to develop more richly integrated mobile applications and experiences. The HTC S3D SDK, which allows developers to create applications that directly use the 3D functionality on the HTC EVO 3D from Sprint is available today, as well as the HTC Pen SDK which provides further customized solutions using HTC Scribe technology. Documentation featuring instructions on how to access the SDK's are included on as well.

The site also provides access to kernel source codes for HTC products and will be the future home for instructions on how to unlock bootloaders.

When you have a moment, please check out and see all that is available for yourself. If you have any questions, please let us know.

HTCdev Team

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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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