Nokia Updates Imaging SDK for Windows Phones
Nokia today made the Nokia Imaging SDK 1.0 available to developers. The SDK, which was released in beta form in July, lets Windows Phone developers add a wide range of camera functions and features to their own apps. It is compatible with all Windows Phones, not just those made by Nokia. The SDK gives developers access to filters, effects, and on-screen rendering options. There are more than 50 filters included with the SDK, as well as the tools needed for developers to create their own filters. It also includes features such as arbitrary cropping regions, free rotate, and resizing images for online sharing. According to Nokia, the SDK uses the Random Access JPEG (RAJPEG) format, which helps it manipulate large files without requiring too much drain on the CPU or battery. The Nokia Imaging SDK 1.0 can be downloaded from Nokia's developer portal.
Google Publishes Android 5.0 Preview, Updates SDK
Google today made available several significant tools for developers ahead of the general release of Android 5.0 Lollipop. First, Google released updated developer images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), ADT-1, and the Android emulator.
Google Makes New Google Cast SDK Available
Google today offered developers access to the Google Cast SDK version 3.0 for Android and iOS. Google first discussed changes to its casting platform at the I/O developer conference in May.
Google's Daydream Developer Tools Exit Beta
Google today made Google VR SDK 1.0 with support for Daydream available to developers. The VR SDK, which has been in beta since earlier this year, gives developers the tools they need to create virtual reality content for Google's Daydream platform.
Microsoft's Project Rome SDK to Let Android, Windows Play Nice
Microsoft this week released the Project Rome SDK, a tool for developers that will let Android devices control Windows devices and vice versa. Once fully enabled, third-party apps will be able to see Android and Windows devices when they are connected to the internet.