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Tizen Conference schedule

After a couple of weeks reviewing the 160+ sessions submitted to the program committee, we have finally come up with a first schedule for the Tizen Developers Conference 2013. We have created a balanced scheduled, trying to fullfil the needs of the Application developer community, those investigating deploying Tizen on their devices, and the community of people currently developing Tizen.

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Tizen 2.0 SDK and Source Code Release

We are pleased to announce that Tizen 2.0 source code and SDK are now available at https://developer.tizen.org/downloads/sdk. Tizen 2.0 represents a major milestone for software developers and device vendors. We encourage you to download the new SDK, and let us know what you think of it after you have installed and used it. If you have questions, or need to submit bugs, please visit our community page.

The new and improved Tizen developer site

Welcome to the redesigned and updated Tizen developer site. Now it’s easier to find the information you need, get involved in the Tizen community, and start developing Tizen apps. Keep checking this site for the latest updates, technical content, and community news. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks. 

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Tizen 2.0 Alpha SDK and Source Code release

Today, we are happy to announce that the Tizen 2.0 alpha source code and SDK are now available. We encourage developers to start working with these new features and functionality and provide feedback that can be used to improve Tizen during the final stages of its development. You can visit the community page to learn more about participating in the Tizen project.

Tizen 2.0 alpha has additional features, tools, and other improvements, including:

  • Enhanced Web framework that provides better HTML5/W3C API support and more Tizen Device APIs

    • Multi-process Webkit2-based Web Runtime which provides better security and reliability for Web applications
    • Advanced HTML5 features such as video subtitles and captions, battery status API, screen orientation API, <keygen> and <details>, and more
    • New Tizen Device APIs for file transfer, notifications, and power control
  • Advanced IDE & SDK for Web application development
    • Install manager support for snapshot-based network installation
    • Enhanced support for OpenGL ES
  • New Platform SDK that helps platform development based on OBS

More information on the release can be found here: https://source.tizen.org/release

We look forward to getting feedback and making additional enhancements to Tizen over the coming months. There are additional components that we plan to add in the coming weeks, and we will continue to fix bugs and add additional features.

We have also documented the complete development process which leverages state-of-the-art open source management and integration tools to accelerate development and high quality releases. We really encourage developers to participate in the Tizen open source project.

Documentation on development and tools can be found here: https://source.tizen.org/os-development

The Tizen Technical Steering Group

Tizen developer hardware now available

Sometimes there's no substitute for silicon.

We are pleased to announce that there is a new way to request Tizen development hardware. Beginning today, we are launching a program that will make it easier for qualified developers to find available development hardware running Tizen. The details of the program and the link to the request form can be found on the Development unit program page.

HTML5 and Tizen at Orange Partner Days

Learn more about HTML5, Tizen, and much more at Orange Partner Days in Paris on June 11 and 12.

Monday, June 11: HTML5 and Tizen

For Tizen developers, Monday afternoon is focused on HTML5, with a team of experts from Orange, Intel, Samsung, and others. Learn about:

  • real developer experiences from working with HTML5
  • distribution opportunities for HTML5 apps
  • how HTML5 is supported – from devices to browsers

Announcing the Tizen Developer Contest by Intel

We want to hear your advice, product feedback, and experiences on writing apps for Tizen devices and build the knowledge base of Tizen.org members.

Post a comment to this blog related to application development for Tizen devices. To be eligible for prizes, your comment must be at least 100 words long (that’s only about the length of this section), and include one of the following:

  • A testimonial on experience developing a Tizen app
  • Recommendations and/or product improvements for future releases of Tizen and/or product improvements
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Tizen 1.0 Larkspur SDK and Source Code Release

Today we are excited to announce Tizen 1.0 Larkspur, including the addition of new complimentary components, as well as source code that focuses on enhancing stability and performance. We believe that these updates and new offerings improve the experience for developers. We are also continuing to work on improvements and additions, and we will be doing frequent updates to the SDK and source code. There are a few additional components that we plan to add in the coming weeks, and we will continue to fix bugs and add additional features.

We encourage you to download the new SDK and let us know what you think! You can learn more about where to ask questions or submit bugs by visiting our community page.

This release provides new features and other improvements, including the following updates to the SDK:

  • Simulator: A new browser-based tool that supports the Tizen APIs and allows you to run and debug your web applications, and simulate running applications with various device profiles.
  • IDE: Enhancements include more flexibility around templates and debugging tools.
  • Emulator: Significantly improved emulator performance through Intel's Hardware Acceleration Manager for Windows and OpenGL acceleration for Linux.

Updates to the platform source code include:

  • Web: Support for additional features of W3C/HTML5 specification
  • Location: Support for POI (Point of Interest) and route search
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi Direct key features added

This is just a summary of the many changes, but you can see the full list by visiting the release notes pages for the SDK and the source code.

We have also made a number of improvements to the community infrastructure. We have also added a bug tracker and wiki for the community. There are also a number of back-end changes, designed to improve stability and scalability of the infrastructure. We hope you enjoy all of these new improvements for the Tizen project.

The Tizen Technical Steering Group

 

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