Samsung finally opens up Bixby developer studio to developers

At Samsung Developer Conference 2018, Samsung is opening Bixby Developer Studio, an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), to developers. It offers access to the same development tools Samsung’s internal developers used to create Bixby Capsules.

This move is in line with Samsung’s approach towards AI and with a goal of building a scalable open AI platform where developers and service providers can access tools to bring Bixby to more people and devices around the world. This collection of tools provide an intuitive way for developers and partners to infuse intelligence into more services and devices.

Bixby Capsule

Developers will be able to create Bixby Capsules features or services created for Bixby and make them easily accessible to consumers in the Bixby Marketplace. The Bixby platform will allow developers to easily adapt their capsules from mobile phones and televisions to home appliances and other products across the Samsung ecosystem. Samsung is also expanding support to five new languages in the coming months, including British English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. It is available in more than 200 markets around the world.

Samsung is now making it faster and easier for developers to connect their devices and services to the SmartThings platform with a new suite of tools in the redesigned SmartThings Developer Workspace. These enhanced tools include SmartThings Cloud Connector, SmartThings Device Kit and SmartThings Hub Connector. Developers can build and launch on the platform, as well as easily integrate cloud-connected, Zigbee and Z-Wave devices.

Kyunghak Hyun, Product Manager of the AI Product Management Group at Samsung said:

Our goal is to offer developers a robust, scalable and open AI platform that makes it easy for them to launch and evolve the amazing experiences they create for our users,” said  “As Samsung’s ecosystem of devices continues to grow, it creates more points of contact not just for Bixby, but for a growing number of third-party services as well. Developers have more ways to reach users, and users get more opportunities to make the most of them.