HTC Launches Sense SDK, Allows Application Integration With Sense UI

Taiwanese Smartphone maker HTC has launched a new program that will let developers create applications for its Sense user interface.

Under the HTC Dev program, the company will offer a Sense software development kit (SDK) that would allow them to integrate their applications with the user interface.

The HTC Dev program will offer developers, access to Sense resources and support for making apps for HTC like tutorials, best practices and documentation and the OpenSense SDK to build applications around the UI.

HTC CEO Peter Chou, speaking during Qualcomm’s Uplinq conference, informed that apart from getting access to Sense APIs, developers will also receive a sample code that can be used for creating Sense applications for HTC devices that have a 3D display.

Developers interested in developing for Sense can register themselves at the htcdev.com, which will become fully live in the next few months. Registered developers will be notified once the SDK is released.

Chou also pointed out that HTC is the largest developer of Android after search engine giant Google, which owns the technology. He also informed that last year, the company shipped 25 million Smartphones. For the first quarter of 2011, HTC informed that it had sold 9.7 million units.