Samsung recently held its first developer conference in San Francisco, where the consumer electronics giant released five different SDKs to create apps for its smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.
More than 1,300 developers reportedly attended the Samsung event, which was described by a few Twitter observers as standing-room only:
The crowd waiting to get into Samsung's Developer Conference keynote pic.twitter.com/U73tsCz3bI— Emily Price (@Emily) October 28, 2013
While many developers seemed to appreciate the attention from Samsung, some suggested the firm has more work to do to help identify how its user experience on smart devices will differ from the competition.
First, I think we need context specific interactions like in the image. Secondly, where is Android without Samsung? https://t.co/HSMU5uQMnq— mind x motion (@mindxmotion) October 28, 2013
Many attendees, however, seemed to find some value from being at the conference.
For others, a Samsung developer conference was more like a non-event.
If Samsung has a developer conference, and no one hears about it… #insertjokehere— Keith Baker (@ikeif) October 31, 2013
Finally, although there has been considerable interest in Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch, a number of those commenting online suggested they were more fascinated by the opportunities of a more traditional device.
want to develop an app for my TV - hope this helps - Samsung appeals directly to developers at inaugural conference, http://t.co/UKWZSfOwJd— Sean Brookes (@seanbrookes) October 28, 2013