updated 07:16 am EDT, Tue August 27, 2013
Over 40 sessions planned to cover mobile, other Samsung device development
Samsung has opened up registrations for its own conference for developers. Following in the footsteps of Apple and Google, the Samsung Developers Conference hopes to bring software producers together in the same location, with the aim of creating, improving, and promoting the software used in the manufacturer's range of electronic devices.
Developers turning up to the conference, held at the St Francis Hotel in San Francisco from October 27th to the 29th, will have to pay $299 for the privilege of attending. Those paying will have access to over 40 sessions covering new Samsung SDKs and tools including the S Pen, the Samsung Service Platform, cross-platform development for HTML5 and others, Samsung-specific items such as Knox and Samsung smart TVs, and developing for multi-screen environments.
While mobile app developers may feel that the conference isn't entirely worthwhile, since it is unclear to what extent Samsung will be covering more generalized development, those looking to move into smart TV app or Tizen development could find the event beneficial.