HTCdev releases new APIs for Android developers

Htc-apiIf you're an Android developer, or you're just a big Sense fan on your HTC EVO, you should be pleased to know that HTCdev has released three new APIs, with a fourth on the way, which will make it possible for various apps to start interacting with the Sense UI in more interesting ways.

The newly-released APIs are:

  • Beats Audio API
  • Lockscreen API
  • Mobile Device Management API
  • HTC MediaLink HD API (coming soon)

According to HTC: "…that means even more possibilities to differentiate your apps, without fragmentation, when they are running on an HTC device. These new APIs really leverage some of the best new features of HTC Sense. You can enhance the audio experience of your app with Beats Audio, integrate access to your app from the HTC lock screen, or perhaps enable your app to take advantage of dual screen capabilities using Wireless HDMI to your TV. All of this is made possible by opening up these APIs as part of the HTC OpenSense SDK for developers."

Particularly with the last API, I'm seeing visions of streaming a game in HD to your flat screen TV, while your phone converts to a full-screen controller. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: HTC is gearing up for a stellar 2012!

[HTC blog]
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John F

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.