Samsung Offers Widget SDK to Developers for TouchWiz
Today Samsung announced a new software development kit that will help software creators make widgets for Samsung's TouchWiz user interface. The SDK is built on the open source Eclipse platform and will let developers create widgets that work across multiple platforms, including Windows Mobile, Symbian and Java. Samsung says that with the SDK, in combination with the Samsung Mobile Innovator program, developers will have access to a virtual device lab so widgets can be tested. Once widgets are created, Samsung is offering developers the opportunity to pitch them to Samsung and potentially have the widgets included on future Samsung devices, the Samsung Widget Gallery or the Samsung Application Store. The Omnia II, announced earlier this year for Verizon Wireless, will be the first TouchWiz handset to have the widget gallery on board.