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Samsung gives devs access to Smart Home and Digital Health

Samsung has just released developer kits for its Smart Home and Digital Health platforms.

Digital Health is Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Health-kit, offering a way for apps to track health metrics like activity, workout data, and food consumption.

It also syncs data with Samsung’s Cloud server and your Samsung account. Developers can then build their apps around this ecosystem using the new SDK, giving end-users a chance to enjoy enhanced fitness-focused content on mobile devices.

The South Korean tech firm has also made a wearable called the Simband available to developers.

The Simband what Samsung calls reference hardware. It’s a basic design that developers can use with the software platform to test out their programming wares.

Samsung also hopes it will have new and unusual sensors crammed into it by developers to boost innovation in wearables.

Won-Pyo Hong, Samsung’s Presient and Head of Media Solutions, said: “Our
news today highlights the exciting developments occurring at Samsung
and its growing ecosystem of developers and partners, across a wide
range of technologies.”

He added: “We remain committed
to enabling developers to create innovative solutions
ultimately improve consumer lifestyles.”

Also on show was a new ‘bio processor’ that Samsung reckons will make it easy to add health monitoring to next-gen wearables.

Samsung didn’t stop there though, and subsequently opened up its SDK for the Smart Home platform too.

Samsung Smart Home sets out to integrate as many electrical items around your house into one ecosystem, allowing you to control things like lighting and heating from your smartphone.

The grand unveiling of both SDKs took place at this year’s Samsung Developer Conference at Moscone West in San Francisco California.

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