The Samsung wearable devices are growing by the day in numbers and so too will the need for some apps which would aid them achieve maximum users experience. Apart from individuals, companies are adopting the smartwatches in their business processes. In order to fast track and ease the process of developing softwares, Samsung has released a Software Development Kit for its wearables known as Knox Tizen Wearable SDK
The Knox Tizen Wearable SDK provides Application Point Interface (APIs) which would help users manage and customize their apps and also it features enhanced security. The SDK is a very flexible platform and it supports the use of Samsung Gear devices in both companion mode and standalone mode, where you have the option of managing the device without it being paired with a phone.
The Knox Tizen Wearable SDK features three categories of APIs namely; standard, customization, and attestation. All three APIs can be used by Mobile Device Management (MDM ) Vendors, System Integrators (SIs), and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to create secure solutions for Samsung Gear devices.
The Knox Tizen Wearables SDK only supports Gear S3 smartwatch for now but it is expected to extend to other wearable devices running on Tizen OS soon. As a standard though, to use the Wearable SDK to develop an app for Samsung Wearable gadgets, you need just three tools, the Tizen SDK which can be downloaded from the Tizen Developers website, the Samsung Knox Tizen Wearable SDK also available from the Tizen Developers website. A license is also needed to use the app and that can be gotten also from the Tizen website. Here's a more detailed explanation of how they function.
The Knox Tizen Wearable SDK also comes in handy in the enterprise environment where IT administrators can use the new SDK to build app that can serve as an agent for the Mobile Device Management (MDM) system which manages company's devices such as computers, tablets, smartphones, and wearables. The app functions in the det up whose ultimate goal is the management of enterprise assets such as employee profiles, security policies, and proprietary apps. This brings the benefit of easy access to important information.
If you are worried about security, don't forget the Samsung Knox platform brings along a solid, high level security protection against hackers and other forms of threat. The Knox Tizen Wearable SDK on its own, as stated earlier includes the Attestation API which ensures that a Samsung Wearable device has not been compromised by analyzing the device's kernel to see if its values are consistent with the expected values. This ensures the kernel being run is authentic. The API also checks that the device's Warranty Bit is intact.
Furthermore, the Knox Tizen Wearable SDK includes a set of methods that mirror the Knox Tizen Standard SDK APIs for mobile devices, which are used to support MDM solutions. The SDK includes APIs that can be used to:
The Knox Tizen Wearable SDK provides a set of Customization APIs that enable apps to control wearables. Some features that these APIs control are: