Samsung opens TouchWiz to third parties by launching Mobile Widget SDK
Samsung has just announced the availability of Samsung Mobile Widget SDK, thus opening its TouchWiz User Interface to third parties – we already said that this would happen, back in April.
Obviously, the Samsung Mobile Widget SDK will offer software developers the ability to create widgets for the TouchWiz UI.
Since TouchWiz runs on Windows Mobile, Symbian, Android and Samsung’s own OS, widgets developed with the new SDK should be compatible with all these platforms.
You can download the Samsung Mobile Widget SDK, as well as find more info, at this address. Note that you need to have a free Samsung Mobile Innovator account in order to download stuff from there.
Samsung has also announced the Samsung Widget Developer Camp 2009, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, between September 11 and September 13. Developers can sign up here – not all of them will be accepted, but it’s worth trying, because Samsung offers prizes of up to $20,000 for the best widget developed during the Camp.