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Sessions Announced for SDC19

August 20, 2019 | by Samsung Developer Program | in Events

Samsung Developer Conference is coming up fast! From October 29 - 30, the industry’s top tech leaders will cover topics from AI to IoT to blockchain. We just announced the first wave of sessions! Check out some highlights:

VR, RT, And AI: A SIGGRAPH 2019 Recap

August 19, 2019 | by Andrew Garrard | in Events

SIGGRAPH is the largest general-purpose computer graphics technical conference in the world. Much of its focus is in off-line production rendering and desktop graphics, and I find that the latest research, techniques, and technology eventually percolate to real-time and mobile devices. If you weren't able to make it to the show, please continuing reading for an in-depth recap.

Unpacking Galaxy Unpacked: Always In Motion Is The Future With The Galaxy Note10 S Pen

August 12, 2019 | by Lori Fraleigh

On Wednesday, August 7, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note10 in New York City. Now in two sizes, these powerful phones pack a variety of features for productivity and creativity. Most interesting for developers is the evolution of the S Pen and the introduction of Air Actions.

Reboot Recap: Seriously Explicit Lessons In Vulkan

August 5, 2019 | by Richard Huddy | in Events

In April, Samsung Galaxy GameDev went to Croatia for Reboot Develop Blue, and the event far-exceeded our expectations. Check out our presentation on advanced Vulkan programming techniques as well as our panel discussion on the merits of Vulkan.

See What’s Happening At SDC19

August 2, 2019 | by Samsung Developer Program | in Events

Samsung Developer Conference is two days of learning and inspiration where Samsung introduces new technology for the now and a greater vision for what’s next. Join fellow developers to imagine future possibilities and master the skills to realize them. Grab your spot today for Samsung Developer Conference and save $150!

Vulkan Mobile Best Practice: How To Configure Your Vulkan Swapchain

July 26, 2019 | by Attilio Provenzano | in Tutorial

Arm recently released Vulkan Best Practices for Mobile Developers to address some of the most common challenges faced when coding. It includes an expansive list of runnable samples with full source code available online. This blog series delves in detail into each sample, investigates individual Vulkan features, and demonstrates best practices of how to use them.

An Introduction To 5G

July 24, 2019 | by Bo Huang | in Tutorial

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G has now arrived in the U.S. That means that now is a great time for forward-thinking developers to target this device in anticipation of upcoming growth of 5G technology. As a global leader of 5G devices, we will guide you through upcoming Android APIs and common practices to check for and test for 5G capabilities, monitor real-world device connection speed, and app design considerations to taking advantage of 5G speed.

How To Design Galaxy Themes App Icons

July 23, 2019 | by Tony Morelan | in Tutorial

Icons are a great way to show off your design skills, enhance your theme concept, and set your design apart from others. They can be sold as Icon Packs or as part of a Galaxy Theme on the Galaxy Store. In this article, you'll find some useful tips for both prospective Galaxy Theme designers and current designers on how to create custom theme icons.

Samsung Developer Conference 2019 Presale Tickets Available Now

July 16, 2019 | by Samsung Developer Program | in Announcement, Events

Registration for Samsung Developer Conference 2019 is now open! Join more than 5,000 innovators, developers, technologists, and content creators to explore the next wave of intelligent tech. If you enjoy meeting and collaborating with industry leaders and world-renowned speakers, then SDC19 is for you. The two-day conference will be packed with code labs, demos, technical sessions, and keynotes from Samsung executives and the industry’s most-innovative thinkers.

Best Of Galaxy Store Awards 2019 Announcement

July 12, 2019 | by Samsung Developer Program | in Announcement

Fresh off the success of last year’s inaugural Best of Galaxy Store Awards, we are excited to announce the launch of the Best of Galaxy Store Awards 2019. This year’s expanded awards and ceremony will be presented October 29-30 at SDC19 in San Jose, California, and will recognize publishers whose efforts and commitment have contributed to the success of the Galaxy Store.

Use The 9-Patch Editor To Create Responsive Galaxy Themes Components

July 11, 2019 | by Tony Morelan | in Tutorial

When building Galaxy Themes, certain graphic elements need to be a 9-patch PNG image. An excellent example of this is a dialog box graphic that resizes depending on the amount of text it contains. In this blog, I'll walk you through how to create both a dialog box and a switch, so you're able to design Galaxy Themes that follow design best practices.

Use Tag Expressions To Create Dynamic Watch Faces

July 8, 2019 | by Jakia Sultana

Galaxy Watch Designer's (GWD) Tag Editor includes a list of tag IDs that allow a watch face to change dynamically as the tag value changes. With the release of GWD 1.7, a tag ID for moon phase position has been added, which means you can now create a watch face that changes  with the current phase of the moon.