GoPro is always looking for new ways to expand and progress for the consumer…
Mid-month, GoPro held a private event in San Francisco, California to formally unveil the GoPro Developer Program, an effort to support companies wanting to develop a seamless user experience between their products and GoPro products.
Turns out, they've been around for more than a year, keeping the program on the hush, hush; working closely with a broad spectrum of developers including large multi-national companies as well as smaller, innovative upstarts.
“Over the last few years we’ve been excited by the creativity and enthusiasm other brands have demonstrated when integrating GoPro into their own solutions,” said Nick Woodman, CEO and founder of GoPro. “The GoPro Developer Program is a way for us to celebrate the innovative work of our developer community and more importantly, help enable what comes next. We’re grateful to benefit from the collective genius of the participating developers and we’re excited to now officially support their efforts with our developer toolkits.”
More specifically, the Developer Program toolkits enable developers to create seamless user experiences between their products and GoPro products in three primary ways:
- MOBILE APPS: Enables developers to create mobile apps that connect with GoPro cameras. Functionality includes: camera command and control, live video preview, and media management.
- DEVICES: Enables developers to create devices that connect either physically to a GoPro camera via the HEROBus, or wirelessly via Bluetooth® technology or Wi-Fi. Also provides the ability to access numerous GoPro functions including: camera command and control, video management and more.
- MOUNTS / HOUSINGS: Enables developers to create accurate and reliable physical mounting solutions for GoPro devices.
At the launch event, 34 of the more than 100 participating companies showcased a wide variety of GoPro-compatible implementations, including:
- BMW – M-Laptimer App: A track day data acquisition and analysis suite for the enthusiast driver. Records car telemetry data, speed, location and video from GoPro cameras to provide accurate and informative feedback, and playback of content.
- FISHER-PRICE: Integration of GoPro-compatible, child-friendly camera housing and mounts into a suite of new products including Fisher-Price Jumperoo, Walker and Gym products to help parents celebrate the amazing milestones in their child’s early years from a unique perspective.
- TELEFONICA – Xtreamr Mobile App: With the simplicity of sharing a link, Xtreamr enables live sharing of multi-dimensional video experiences, as they happen, with the people you care about the most. Make memories and share them live.
- TIMECODE SYSTEMS – SyncBac PRO: Timecode synchronizes GoPro cameras for seamless integration into professional television and film workflows. (photo above)
To gain access to GoPro’s developer toolkits, interested companies should visit http://developer.gopro.com/info and apply to join the GoPro Developer Program.