Samsung Electronics Co., LTD, San Francisco California, revealed powerful and updated developer tools for its Bixby and SmartThings platforms during the Samsung Developer Conference 2018. Included in the reveal is the new One UI and Infinity Flex Display.
Samsung’s goal is to make developing, building and launching mobile experiences easier and more accessible around the world. As mentioned by DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics, “We have achieved significant advancements in AI and IoT, which will be crucial to bringing our connected living vision to life.”
Bixby Started as an interface to use your voice to interact with the phone. With the intelligent innovation Bixby is offering, Samsung made the decision to provide an intuitive way for developers and partners to infuse intelligence into more services and devices. The Bixby platform will allow developers to effortlessly adapt their platforms into various mobile phones and home appliances (including televisions), as well as other products in the Samsung ecosystem.
Samsung SmartThings Developer Workspace makes it faster and easier to connect their devices and services to the SmartThings platform. These enhanced tools include SmartThings Cloud Connector, SmartThings Device Kit and SmartThings Hub Connector. Developers can build and launch on the platform, as well as easily integrate cloud-connected, Zigbee and Z-Wave devices.
Samsung’s One UI is also introduced. It’s a new UI that makes larger phones more comfortable to use as most of the relevant content will be at the bottom of the screen, at the reach of your thumb. The UI reduces clutter and focuses on easier navigation.
In partnership with One UI, Samsung is also developing the Infinity Flex Display in order to create a compact smartphone that unfolds to reveal a larger and immersive display for multitasking and viewing content. It promises a seamless transition from the smaller to a larger display. Users can also multitask simultaneously with the smaller display and the bigger display with no visible hiccups.
For more information about Samsung Developer Conference 2018, please visit http://sdc.developer.samsung.com/. Further information can also be found on Twitter (@samsung_dev) and using the hashtag #SDC18
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