New APIs Released from HTCDev

 

Hey Android developers! This is our first time at Mobile World Congress and we are thrilled to have met so many enthusiastic developers throughout this week, especially in-person at our presentation.

Your excitement keeps us going and we are overwhelmed by your feedback about the HTC OpenSense SDK, and of course HTC One!  And now we have some great news that will definitely peak your interest!

This week at Mobile World Congress, during the HTC Developer Preview, we unveiled a new set of APIs that allow you to plug into some of the best features on the latest HTC Sense devices.  This new set of developer tools includes:

  • HTC Enhancer API
  • Lockscreen API
  • Mobile Device Management API
  • And soon a HTC MediaLink HD API

Yep, 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.

In addition, we have some great ways to get apps that are integrated with these new APIs featured on various HTC channels, such as HTC HUB.  HTC HUB allows users to download relevant content that makes their device more useful and their lives more efficient, organized, and entertaining.  Most importantly for you, HTC Hub allows you to get better market reach, better visibility, and more downloads.

The HTC OpenSense SDK will be updated in the coming weeks, in the meantime, check out our new Application Showcase.  Here you can get a sampling of the possibilities when you review some of the best apps already integrated with OpenSense APIs.  Shout out to our good friends at Catch, DocuSign, Fuzebox, Orbotix, and Wyse!  We love you guys!!!

Oh, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@htcdev) for the latest updates from HTCDev.  Give us a holler :)

266 Responses to “New APIs Released from HTCDev”

  1. avatar Kr0z says:

    Wicked

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  3. avatar Ross Ingram says:

    Awesome! Great job.

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  7. avatar Aaron Gascoigne says:

    Beats apis? I thought sense 4..0 had universal beats for all applications, or to use beats do we need to use the specific apis?

    • avatar Leigh says:

      Hi Aaron – the Beats API will allow you to do some additional things with Beats and have more control over using it

      • avatar Dr. Yogesh D says:

        XDA-Developers have integrated Beats into every possible app they can. You guys should take some development tips from them you know.

        They have even ported ICS to EVO 3D

  8. avatar JinMing Neo says:

    pls update incredible s to sense 3.5 in malaysia….

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  11. avatar Sammy says:

    wats new in sense 4.0 …waiting for ur revert ..

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  15. avatar Nicholas Gray says:

    can’t wait to see what developers can dream up with access to the new APIs? Will the Media Link HD API allow for interactive apps for controlling games or media? I want to turn my phone into a WiiMote! 
    http://htcsource.com/2012/03/htcdev-releases-new-apis-for-htc-medialink-hd-beats-audio-and-lockscreen/

    • avatar Leigh says:

      Hey Nick! :) The MediaLink API is still in work – more info will become available soon. We expect some awesome features out of this one though!

      • avatar Dr. Yogesh D says:

        The demonstration at MWC of media link was pretty awesome, I was thinking it was done and final. Should see how it would look when it is finished.

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  49. avatar vampyren says:

    I hope HTC learns its lesson and dont release a new phone each month.
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    I’m a iPhone user but considering to move to Android depending on what apple brings out but this is definitely is my radar and i might even buy it anyway, the presentation video sold it to me :)

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  73. avatar Kevin098 says:

    I hope you guys can reinvent the HTC bluetooth mono headset to bluetooth v4. Why should we get bluetooth v2.1 headset when there were HTC one series have bluetooth v4 low-energy compatibility?  Beside that, bluetooth v4 have ultra-low power consumption, I pretty sure if HTC reinvent bluetooth headset, this will be big for HTC since there will no other company have not start to do this. I have followed HTC for some years, I really hope HTC can breakthrough something this year.

    • avatar Brian Orgis says:

      Sorry, but bluetooth 4.0 LE does not have audio PCM.  It’s also not as fast (bandwidth).  That’s the trade-off for the low energy consumption.

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  95. avatar Mirko Schenk says:

    Where can I find those APIs? On your page and in the SDK downloads, there are only the “old” ones (Scripe Pen, 3D, some controls). Or are they still unreleased?

  96. release date of ice cream sandwich in india 

  97. LET US GET S-OFF on HTC One X!

  98. avatar XConan says:

    I think it would be nice to have a white list app that allows users to select which apps they would be able to auto-rotate and not be blocked by the default auto-rotate command.  The app will also allow users to turn-off white list if need be.

  99. Hello Leigh, 

    I would like to know if HTC has any plans to provide Bluetooth LE APIs?

    Thanks.

  100. avatar mobilesecuritylookout says:

    How do developers go about getting their app included in the HTC Hub?

  101. avatar Craig Jody Manuel says:

    Is there a WIFI fix for the upgrade on Android 4.0.3 on Sensation Z710e

  102. avatar Igor Mun says:

    когда ONE X получит обновление?

  103. avatar sam treloar says:

    this isn’t really a Sense UI or API issue, but… am I doing something wrong? The browser in my one x couldn’t “find in page” any word that wasn’t already visible on the screen… Every other browser I’ve tried goes straight to the word, no matter where it is. Has anybody else had this issue? It makes it very difficult to find the relevant part of a googled article if it is extremely lengthy… love the phone, but it’s a bit sad when something as essential as an internet browser is lacking in functionality!

  104. avatar Craig Antos says:

    How about ICS for the Desire HD?

  105. when will you guys release jellybean update list?

  106. avatar pikeing says:

    Will HTC one v get 4.1 jelly bean update in UK

  107. avatar pikeing says:

    Will HTC one v get jelly bean update

  108. avatar Pollob says:

    Hi Ms. Leign Momii, I’ve been using my One X from last few month, I am still not getting Latest ICS update 4.0.4 and Sense 4.1…….why not i am getting the update….whats wrong with my phone……I always search but it shows “There are no update available for your phone”……….I am using android 4.0.3 and sense 4.0….i am from Bangladesh……plz help me…thanks..

  109. avatar pikeing says:

    So there will be no update for HTC one v to jelly bean 4.1 only bought the mobile 7 months ago what a let down that’s what we loyal customers get thought HTC were different

  110. avatar Avinash Kumar says:

    HTC, could u pls let me know when you are going to launch jelly bean for Incredible S in India??????