Microsoft Releases Update for Nokia Camera App, SDKs for Lumia Phones

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) released a new update for the Nokia Camera app together with the Nokia Imaging SDK 1.2 and SensorCore SDK Beta for Lumia Phones. Developers will now be able to download the new SDKs.

Microsoft rolls out Nokia Camera App v4.7.2.5

The software giant rolled out new features for the Nokia Camera app for select Lumia phones including Lumia 930, Lumia 1520 and Lumia Icon.

One of the new features is the Living Images, which was presented during the Microsoft Build 2014 conference. The Living Images feature allows users to take a brief video before they press the shutter button to capture an image. This feature enables users to insert motion to the image using the camera roll and Nokia Storyteller.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) also updated the Nokia Camera App with a continuous auto focus, surround-sound recording capability, and enhanced camera roll “with full resolution zoom and inline playback of videos, cinemagraph, smart sequences and Refocus images.” It also includes the Nokia Creative Studio, Nokia Trimmer for editing.

Developers can address Microsoft’s Windows family with a single project

According to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), the Nokia Imaging SDK 1.2 provides developers with the right tools to build apps for Lumia smartphones powered by Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8.0  as well as tablets and desktops with Windows 8.1 OS.  It is based on the same technology that powers the Creative Studio, Storyteller and Cinemagraph apps.

“With Universal apps, developers can now address the installed base of the Windows family with a single project, reusing a lot of their code across platforms. The Nokia Imaging SDK 1.2 is fully compatible with Universal apps and Windows Runtime languages, providing developers with flexibility to use the languages they prefer,” wrote Nokia Program Manager.

According to Fraser, developers will now be able to create moving images apps because the SDK supports animated GIFs and Image Aligner. In addition, the Local Blending API allows interesting creations because they can merge and position images of different size on top of each other.

Lumia SensoreCore SDK Beta

According to Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ:MSFT), Sensor Core is a new piece of hardware integrated in the new Lumia 630, Lumia 635 and Lumia 930, which are capable of collecting more data about users. It is a real-time hardware sensor core than can be used to store the movements of users such as walking or running.  The Lumia Cyan software can activate the sensor.

“The new SensorCore SDK beta opens up the possibility for other app developers to get in on the action. What’s more, SensorCore can be combined with GPS for the perfect training partner that just magically knows when you start running,” according to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The software giant said SensorCore barely consumes battery life.

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