Microsoft Releases Imaging and SensorCore SDKs For Lumia Windows Phone Devices

As announced during Build conference this year, Microsoft today released the Imaging SDK 1.2 and SensorCore SDK Beta for Lumia Windows Phone devices. While the new imaging SDK based apps will work on all Lumia WP8 devices, SensorCore SDK apps require SensorCore hardware which is available only in latest WP8.1 devices like Lumia 630, Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520.

What’s new for developers in Imaging SDK v1.2?

The Nokia Imaging SDK 1.2 is fully compatible with Universal apps and Windows Runtime languages, providing developers with flexibility to use the languages they prefer. With support for animated GIFs and Image Aligner, it’s now possible for you to create moving-images apps, too.

Additionally, the new Local Blending API makes it easier to merge and position images of different sizes on top of each other, allowing for more interesting creations.

About SensorCore SDK,

As SensorCore is designed specifically to consume almost no power, it won’t dent your battery like traditional sensor technologies. Bing Health & Fitness is the first app to use SensorCore SDK.

As the name suggests, this real-time hardware sensor core can be used to store your movements, such as being idle, walking, or running, and make it available to apps like Bing Health & Fitness – even while the phone is ‘asleep’ in your pocket.

What’s more, SensorCore can be combined with GPS for the perfect training partner that just magically knows when you start running.

Head to Nokia Developer to learn more and download the SensorCore SDK Beta.

Read more about it here.

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