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.
Apple Releases Its Second Android App for Beats Speaker
Apple has made available a new Android app called Beats Pill+. The app has the distinction of being Apple's second-ever for the Android platform, following the Move to iOS app released earlier this year.
Monster Sues Beats Over Alleged Fraud
Monster claims it was duped by Beats Electronics into giving away millions of dollars worth of intellectual property. Monster filed a lawsuit against Beats, its co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr.
Google Makes More Android APIs Available to Developers
Google recently released a new tool for developers who are writing apps for the Android platform. Google made the Google Play Developer Publishing API available to all developers, which will allow them to upload APKs to beta testing, staged rollouts, and production, as well as add publishing operations to their app processes.
Apple Closes Acquisition of Beats
Apple today closed its acquisition of Beats Audio. The $3 billion deal was announced earlier this year.