Samsung opens TouchWiz SDK to 3rd party developers

07082008598As time goes by my admiration for Samsung continues to grow.  As a Windows Mobile OEM they are certainly doing what HTC seems unwilling to do.

Samsung Mobile today announced that it is developing a set of developer tools for Samsung to support the easy development of  our rich connected mobile applications. Based upon the Eclipse IDE, developers will have a custom interface allowing them to easily access code samples, FAQ’s and device emulation.

In addition developers will be able to submit their content for sale through the Samsung Rich Connected Application storefront, which includes an on-device store so consumers can easily buy new widgets.

In addition Samsung is working with Yahoo®, Google™ and AccuWeather.com to introduce a new set of rich connected mobile applications that will run on Samsung’s lineup of TouchWiz™ touchscreen phones.

The rich connected mobile applications are designed to customize and personalize the user experience. These new connected mobile applications will be pre-loaded on select Samsung Mobile touchscreen devices.

“Samsung Mobile is bringing the leaders in news, web search, finance and weather to our customers with the addition of these new connected mobile applications,” said Omar Khan, senior vice president of strategy and product management for Samsung Mobile. “Consumers want to stay connected and informed when they are on-the-go and the new release of Samsung’s TouchWiz technology keeps this vital content within just one touch of our powerful phones.”

Samsung Mobile expects to launch several new touchscreen devices with TouchWiz technology and will also continue to collaborate with developers to significantly expand its catalogue of connected mobile applications in 2009.

Now if only HTC could get its act together with Touchflo …

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