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Your GoPro Hero camera is about to get way more functional

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The GoPro range of action cameras are already some of the most versatile and widely used capture devices on the planet Earth. Thanks to the newly-announced Developer Program things are about to get a lot more interesting.

The firm says more than 100 partner developers are already on board, with a focus on mobile app integration and inter-operability with other pieces of equipment.

There’ll also be an official standard for “accurate and reliable” mounts, tripods and accessories, which will mean more weird and wonderful ways to attach the action camera to various objects.

Among the first companies on board is Fisher Price, which has designed kid-proof housings to add to its array of walkers and vehicles.

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Meanwhile BMW is using GoPro’s to sync telemetry data to the live video feed. Also among the early partners is Twitter’s Live Streaming service Periscope. More partners are expected to be revealed over the course of the day.

"The GoPro Developer Program is a way for us to celebrate the innovative work of our developer community and more importantly, help enable what comes next," GoPro CEO Nick Woodman said.

"We’re grateful to benefit from the collective genius of the participating developers and we’re excited to now officially support their efforts with our developer toolkits."

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