A new flavor of the popular S Pen SDK for the Samsung GALAXY Note is now available for download for all developers interested in building applications for these large devices.
According to Samsung, one of the main features included in the new SDK is the support for the Multi-Window feature for the Galaxy Note II handset.
Through this capability enabled on their devices, users can load multiple applications in multiple windows, thus enjoying an experience that closely resembles that of a PC.
Samsung also notes that the Multi-Window feature might require the updating of Galaxy Note II to the latest firmware at some wireless carriers around the world.
However, this is not the only enhancement that Samsung has packed the new S Pen SDK 2.2.5 with. The release notes for the new development kit flavor also include:
- Multi Window and its related APIs were added to improve the usability of apps that utilize the S Pen on the GALAXY Note II;
- The screen can be split vertically or horizontally within apps that use the S Pen without switching to another screen, allowing the user to display related apps on one screen simultaneously;
- Multi Window supports data transaction using the clipboard, as well as drag & drop to allow easy sharing of data between apps that use Multi Window;
- Unnecessary and duplicate APIs have been deprecated, and the names of some APIs have been changed.
The company also explains that, while deprecated methods are available in the previous 2.2 version and the current version, they are expected to be removed in future versions.
The new S Pen SDK version was also meant to correct a series of issues that have been found in the 2.2 release, the South Korean mobile phone maker notes.
The SDK arrives with 20 sample apps, so that developers can find it easier to build their own software for the company’s Galaxy Note devices.
The new Samsung S Pen SDK 2.2.5 is available for download from Softpedia via this link.