SMART Technologies has released a new SMART Board software development kit (SDK) that allows developers to build web applications that sense user actions on a SMART Board interactive display. The applications have embedded intelligence to recognize if the user is touching the interactive display to move an object, sketch with a pen or to perform other physical interactions with the large screen device. SMART is the first interactive technology manufacturer to release an SDK that communicates hardware events directly to web applications.
The SDK is now available to all SMART Ecosystem Network members. Currently over 2,000 software development, publishing and design organizations are members of the SMART Ecosystem Network. Membership in the network is available at no cost. To register to be a part of the Ecosystem Network, visit smarttech.com/ecosystem.
Developers can leverage the SMART Board SDK to enhance applications designed for Windows, Mac and Linux operating platforms and web applications. The applications can sense interactive whiteboard activity, such as interaction with the SMART Pen Tray or Object Awareness, to enhance the user experience on a SMART Board interactive whiteboard or display. Developers around the world have used the SMART Board SDK and SMART Notebook SDK to create interactive applications that offer enhanced ease of use, interoperability and greater functionality for various markets including architecture, design, engineering, construction and education.
Amongst the first SMART Ecosystem Network members to deliver applications using the new SDK are KapIT, Conceptboard GmbH and Thoughtstream. Conceptboard provides an application for visual online collaboration - thanks to the SDK integration users can pick up a pen and start sketching in their Conceptboards. They can also pan, zoom and manipulate objects with ease as the web application is optimized for the latest displays from SMART including the SMART Board 8055i interactive display with presence detection.