HTC Gives Devs More APIs, Including Beats Audio
HTC has released a new batch of application programming interfaces (APIs) for developers looking to target HTC devices and its Sense platform. The new APIs include a lockscreen API, mobile device management API, an HTC MediaLink HD API, and the Beats Audio API. This last API is notable, because HTC is using Beats Audio integration, for which it paid $300 million, as a way to differentiate its handsets from those of its competitors. HTC said that Sense 4.0 buries the Beats Audio API deeper into the software so that it works with all music/audio apps on HTC devices and not just the Beats Audio app. Giving the API to developers further expands the range of possible apps capable of using the Beats audio technology. The new tools are being made available through the HTC OpenSense SDK for developers.