The HTC dev site, HTCDev.com, announced in early June, opened its doors a few minutes ago to welcome developers from all over the globe into the wonderful world of what HTC is calling OpenSense. OpenSense is a collection of APIs, which currently includes Stereoscopic 3D, Pen, and Common Controls. Developers can download the OpenSense SDK, and view sample code together with handy API docs.

In addition to the OpenSense framework, HTCDev.com is also a new home for all HTC kernel source and ROM update downloads, various FAQs, and, probably the most interesting bit - the Bootloader Unlock tool (coming soon).

All in all, HTCDev.com is a useful and nicely laid out set of tools for developers, which HTC should have introduced months (years?) ago. Now hurry over to the site, register an account, without which you won't be able to use some of its features, and dive right into those APIs to raise our Sense, Flyer/View4G, and EVO 3D experiences to a new level.


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  • Zach

    do you think this means people can port senseUI to other phones without getting in trouble?

    aka fancy widget or what ever its called.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I don't think so - the SDK will allow to interact with existing Sense devices and utilize the extra functionality available with 3D phones and tablets with Scribe, along with some other things. It's not a method of exporting the whole Sense to other devices.

      • Matthew

        But it will allow devs to make apps that fit into the same style as sense on HTC phones as I understand.

  • RockingmyEvo3D

    Evo 3d rocks android seriously today but in the near future 3d will be the thing for all smartphone manufacturers and it all started by HTC...