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Samsung Electronics is to release SDK (Software Development Kit) 3.0 for
smart TV application developers in a bid to enrich the smart TV
SDK 3.0, which is scheduled to unveil on Jan 5, is compatible with mobile devices and TV sets and adds features like app advertisement and payment. SDK 3.0 also supports various input devices from remote controller to USB mouse, keyboard and game controller.
Samsung has been continuously working on enhancing the smart TV ecosystem. In particular, Samsung initiated the Samsung Developers Forum in 2009 for Samsung Smart TV application developers. The SDF has now grown into the industry's biggest TV app developer forum with 25,000 developers in 140 countries.
In part of its efforts of enriching the smart TV eco system, Samsung expects SDK 3.0 would help app developers smoothly move into TV app development and also invigorate the TV app market with its advertisement platform.