HTCdev coming Summer 2011 with OpenSense API

Peter Chou already unveiled HTCdev and the OpenSense SDK during his Uplinq 2011 appearance yesterday, but the company has now fleshed out the details of the developer-friendly proposal. Set to launch properly this coming summer, HTCdev will offer developers guidance and tools to create apps for, and modify, HTC smartphones. Meanwhile, the new SDK will allow for integration with some of HTC's custom tweaks to its range.

For instance, HTC had promised that third-party developers would be able to code apps that take advantage of the digital stylus accompanying the HTC Flyer, and it's the OpenSense SDK which will unlock the APIs for them to do that. It will also allow them to use the 3D display as on the EVO 3D.

Right now, interested developers can sign up for more information at ahead of both program and SDK going live in the next few months. The project follows HTCpro, launched last year to offer mobile consulting and app development, and comes on the heels of HTC's announcement that, moving forward, it would be unlocking the bootloaders on its Android phones.

[via Android Community]

Press Release:

HTC Announces Mobile Developer Support Program and SDK Toolkit

HTC launches HTCdev and announces HTC OpenSense SDK to support developers' innovation in mobile apps and experiences across HTC portfolio of devices

SAN DIEGO, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today launched HTCdev, a program designed to support mobile developers through tools, resources and community. HTC also announced the HTC OpenSense SDK, which will allow developers to harness software and hardware innovations on HTC phones to develop more richly integrated mobile applications and experiences. In launching HTCdev, together with the HTCpro program launched last year, HTC is creating a network of resources to help developers and businesses meet challenges and opportunities across the mobile space.

"HTC is a company of engineers excited about the possibilities of the mobile space with the goal of fostering choice through innovation," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. "We believe in openness and the power of imagination to create that innovation and are excited that HTCdev will extend new tools to mobile developers, helping them create the next wave of mobile experiences."

The HTCdev program will support developers across the industry and around the world, from individuals to large enterprises. The new program website,, is scheduled to launch in summer 2011 and will feature an extensive resource library of tutorials, best practices, documentation and support. The site will also offer a user feedback channel to HTC for ongoing investments and improvement to the developer toolset and program resources.

The core offering of the program will be the HTC OpenSense SDK, which will enable Android developers to more deeply integrate into the HTC Sense 3.0 experience. The framework will also provide APIs and sample code for 3-D display and the Tablet pen. The HTC OpenSense SDK will be released in parallel with the launch of the new site, and will have regular updates and expansions based on inputs from the developer community. Users can visit today to sign up for a release alert for availability of the HTC OpenSense SDK.

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