updated 04:55 pm EDT, Thu June 2, 2011
HTC kickstarts HTCdev and OpenSense SDK
HTC at Uplinq on Thursday set out a plan to help developers writing specifically for its own phones. A new developer program, HTCdev, will give coders at any scale both the advice and extra support needed to make apps that HTC believes will work best. At its heart is an OpenSense SDK that will let apps tie more directly into HTC's custom Sense 3.0 interface, including the pen from the HTC Flyer and the glasses-free 3D display on the Evo 3D.
The company saw itself as perpetuating the openness concept behind Android and hoping to spur apps that would make the platform stand out.
The full developer tool set, including both the completed website and the OpenSense SDK, are due to go live sometime in the summer. HTC's timing is convenient as it should come shortly after Sprint's HTC device launches at the end of the month.