Two new SDKs for you: Imaging SDK 1.2 and Lumia SensorCore SDK beta

By Noah Kravitz

June 23, 2014   Comments

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Nokia Imaging SDK 1.2 has graduated from beta. In April, at Build 2014 we announced the public beta of version 1.2 - today we’re announcing the official release, and it’s ready for the converged Windows platform. Creating the next generation of imaging apps for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1 will be quicker and easier than ever.

We’re also announcing the public beta of Lumia SensorCore SDK, which enables the development of power-efficient life-logging apps using sensor hardware in some of the latest Lumia smartphones. But more on that in a minute.

Nokia Imaging SDK 1.2

Nokia Imaging SDK 1.2 gives you access to a powerful library of image-manipulation tools designed with performance and a low-memory footprint in mind. Version 1.2 sports a host of new features including Animated GIF Renderer, Image Aligner API and Local Blending API. This new release also shares a single code base with Windows 8.1, which means you can reuse much of your code when porting across the platform.

Check out a detailed feature list and documentation, and download the SDK now from the Nokia Imaging SDK landing page.

Lumia SensorCore SDK beta

The new Lumia SensorCore SDK beta takes advantage of a low-powered hardware processor in some of our latest devices, like the Lumia 930 and 630, enabling power-efficient tracking of motion and location data. SensorCore will also be activated on the Lumia 1520 and Icon via the forthcoming Cyan update, providing an install base for you to target. With SensorCore, you can develop for the new generation of consumers who want more data about their activities and health-related statistics – and as the collection is done in a centralized fashion, your apps don’t need to worry about draining battery life. With the user’s permission, apps can tap into this centrally stored data thorough the SDK API. Bing Health & Fitness already leverages Lumia SensorCore SDK, as do other apps under development via the SensorCore private beta.

After you’ve watched the introductory video above, check out the full feature list and documentation, and download the beta, at the Lumia SensorCore SDK landing page.

New DVLUP challenges based on Lumia SensorCore SDK beta are now available so you can earn valuable XP while you develop. Check out the new app challenge and the update challenge.

Register now for the Lumia App Labs: Lumia SensorCore SDK beta webinar coming July 8th. In the meantime, watch the video from the tech session at Build covering both LumiaSensorCore SDK beta and Nokia Imaging SDK 1.2.