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Samsung Developer Day including new SDKs set for MWC 2014

Samsung is hosting a Developer Day on the penultimate day of the upcoming Mobile World Congress [MWC] 2014 in Barcelona that runs from 24 to 27 February.

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The Developer Day, which has been a fixture at MWC since 2011, allows Samsung to debut its newest software development kit [SDK] and lets its partners show apps developed with the SDK for the first time. It also lets Samsung introduce an upgraded Samsung Mobile SDK, MultiScreen SDK and MultiScreen Gaming Platform.

As for activities on the day itself there will be a wide range of different programmes including the Samsung Smart App Challenge awards ceremony, which is an app development contest designed for the Galaxy S4 and now into its second year.

Another part of the Developer Day is a presentation from the CEO of VisionMobile on the latest mobile app development trends to look out for in 2014, which is based on a survey of over 7,000 mobile developers – the largest to have ever taken place.

New application booths that include apps developed by Samsung’s partners will be in Hall 8.1 of the MWC 2014 exhibition section and open for the entirety of the four days of the conference. In addition, attendees will be able to demo the Samsung’s Smart Mobile Life on the same stand as well as winning apps from 2013’s Smart App Challenge.

Samsung is likely to be busy at MWC 2014 with plenty of rumours surrounding possible releases of new devices including the Galaxy S5 smartphone and the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch.

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It comes after the Consumer Electronics Show [CES] 2014 earlier on this month where Samsung unveiled a range of larger tablets that will become the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO when released later this year.

Jamie Hinks
Jamie Hinks

Jamie is a freelance writer with over eight years experience writing for online audiences about technology and other topics. In his time writing for ITProPortal he wrote daily news stories covering the IT industry and the worldwide technology market, as well as features that covered every part of the IT market, from the latest start ups to multinational companies and everything encompassed by the IT sector. He has also written tech content for our sister publication, TechRadar Pro. Jamie has since moved into sports betting content and is Content Manager at Betbull.