HTC has launched a community site with tools and resources for Android and Windows phone developers. Its registered members can gain early access to HTC OpenSense.
The Taiwanese smartphone and tablet manufacturer has launched HTCdev to provide additional resources to developers targeting apps at its devices. Android developers are the first to benefit with some APIs for both HTC tablets and HTC phones.
OpenSense is intended as a framework encompassing all available HTC SDKs plus future features as well as features that will be offered in the future. Three components are currently available as Android add-on extensions for phones and tablets:
Common controls are UI widgets and components that will provide developers with the ability to provide the Sense UI look and feel to their applications. API documentation and sample code are provided as part of both the phone and the tablet add-on extensions to the Android SDK.
- Stereoscopic 3D (S3D) API
API documentation and sample code that illustrates how to programmatically enable the 3D display mode of the parallel barrier based screen for various types of applications. This API is provided as part of the phone add-on extension to the Android SDK.
API documentation and sample code for providing a framework for fully fledged drawing and painting applications as well as full access to the pen events at a low level. This API is provided as part of the tablet add-on extension to the Android SDK.
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