HTC Gives Devs Access to the One's IR Blaster
HTC has released a new version of its HTC OpenSense SDK that adds an API for the IR blaster that's built into the HTC One. The new API will allow developers to write applications that can take advantage of the IR blaster. The IR blaster is built into the One's power button (located on top). Combined with HTC's Sense 5 TV software, the One can be used to control the owner's TV and home entertainment center. The new API also helps the One to learn key codes from additional remotes or IR devices and then control them, as well. HTC says using the new HTC OpenSense SDK will let developers create apps that interact between the One and devices such as printers, dSLR cameras, real estate lock boxes, and other gear. HTC is offering the HTC OpenSense SDK to developers for free via its developer portal.