[Developer] An Introduction to Tizen 2.3 Application Architecture

An Introduction to Tizen 2.3 Application Architecture will show developers how Tizen applications are setup and how the Tizen Native and Web APIs work.
Jun 25, 2015

Tizen’s architecture is appealing to both Web and Native developers alike. We have a Web API that allows app developers to create programs using HTML/CSS/JavaScript, and also a Native API that allows you to code in C / C++. Tizen is going to target a whole array of devices including TV’s, smart phones, watches, tablets, In-Vehicle Infotainment, and smart appliances.

Tizen Application Types

There are three primary types of apps that can be built in Tizen:

  • Native Application – Applications that are developed similar to traditional Linux applications using C or C++ (though implementation is fairly different) and can access more advanced device-specific features like the camera, GPS, and accelerometer in addition to more advanced system settings and functionality.
  • Web Application – Web apps are essentially a website stored on your device that are built using web-native languages like HTML/CSS and JavaScript. They use the Tizen Web Framework to interact with the native subsystems and the Linux Kernel. Web apps are far more simple than native apps, however they are also more limited in their functionality.
  • Hybrid Application – Applications that use both the Native and the Web APIs offered by Tizen.


If you want to learn more about how Tizen applications are setup and how the Tizen Native and Web APIs work then please head on over to the full article at the Samsung Open Source Group.

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