All this week we’re giving you the chance to get your hands on some exclusive Nokia Future/Capture swag!
Nokia Future /Capture is your chance to show the world your creativity and development skills and push the limits of the Nokia Lumia 1020 and it’s 41MP camera. This is your chance to shine a light on your imagination and expertise and we can’t wait to see what you come up with.
We’re looking for your most creative imaging app and hack ideas; we want to see what’s possible when you pair your coding skills and imagination with the largest smartphone camera on the market and the Nokia Imaging SDK.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be updating you on how the submissions are coming, giving you the chance to win some exclusive Nokia Future /Capture swag as well as some helpful inspiration posts to get your ideas flowing ahead of the final 31st July submission deadline.
If you have any questions about Nokia Future /Capture, why not check out the FAQs or tweet us on @nokiadeveloper using #nokiafuture. We’ll be on hand to answer any of your questions, and can’t wait to see what your mind imagines up for your submission.
Today we have introduced the Nokia Lumia 1020, the newest member of the Lumia smartphone family powered by Microsoft Windows Phone 8. We’re also introducing the new Nokia Imaging SDK and a number of imaging-focused initiatives to help you make the most of the device and the SDK.
Nokia Lumia 1020
The Nokia Lumia 1020 establishes the benchmark in smartphone imaging, boasting a second generation 41 megapixel sensor. Unlike any smartphone in the market today, the Lumia 1020 reinvents zoom, enabling people to discover more detail than the eye can see. With Nokia’s innovative PureView technology, including optical image stabilization, the device is able to produce some of the sharpest images possible by any digital camera. More >
Nokia Imaging SDK
The new Nokia Imaging SDK is a code library for imaging app developers working with the new Nokia Lumia 1020 or any other Windows Phone 8 device. The SDK makes available technologies that we at Nokia use in our own imaging applications, like Smart Camera. In its first release, it provides useful functionality like filters, image resizing, cropping and lossless free rotation.
The Nokia Imaging SDK comes packed with 50+ pre-made effects, filters, and enhancements, ranging from simple auto-enhance, frame and brightness controls all the way to advanced features such as adjusting RGB levels, hue, and saturation. Together, these tools empower developers to effectively do the ‘heavy lifting’ of image manipulation and effects on behalf of their users, and to enhance their imaging apps with a super-fast and fluid user experience (UX).
Together with the Windows Phone 8 SDK, you can now create amazing imaging experiences for consumers.
To celebrate this news, today we are also announcing 2 competitions:
Nokia Future /Capture Competition:
All you need to do to enter is to come up with some creative ideas for imaging based apps and hacks that make the most of our new phone. Prizes include trips, Nokia Lumia 1020 phones, app promotions and many others. Get more information and enter the Nokia Future/Capture Competition today.
Nokia Imaging Wiki Competition:
Contribute to the community with a great tutorial, guide, or article, including code, for your chance to win Nokia Lumia 1020 devices or Nokia Premium Developer Program memberships. Find out here how to get involved.
To help you get started, the SDK comes with extensive supporting materials:
Finally, we will be hosting a couple of webinars next week to get you up to speed with the latest in our imaging technologies:
Register today so you can get started on developing the next great imaging app.
(Update: With links to the demo apps in the Windows Phone store)
To coincide with the release of the exciting new Nokia Imaging SDK, we are releasing three full-featured example apps (including full source code) in order for you to explore and experiment with this new SDK.
This example illustrates the capabilities and performance of the Nokia Imaging SDK by allowing the user to apply a number of filter layers to photos. When a photo is taken or opened it is shown with a random filter applied. Users can then flip through versions of the photo with different filters applied.
This example app demonstrates the use of the different filters from the Nokia Imaging SDK. It uses the camera and displays the viewfinder for taking a picture. The taken photo is then processed with the predefined filters. The processed image can be saved in JPEG format into the camera roll album. You can also select an existing photo and apply an effect to it.
Real-time Filter Demo
This example demonstrates the use of the Nokia Imaging SDK for real-time image effects. Effects selected from the application bar are applied to the stream received from the camera and shown in the viewfinder. This example doesn’t support capturing photos.
Enter and win Download these examples, make something awesome, and enter your masterpieces into our Future/Capture contest.
Nokia was incredibly excited to participate in this year’s Microsoft Build conference. We had a great time making new friends, seeing familiar faces, and discussing the opportunities around Windows Phone.