LG Invites Registrations for “Play with Friends” Developer Event

LG Invites Registrations for “Play with Friends” Developer Event

LG tried to make modularity mainstream by incorporating it directly on their flagship for 2016, the LG G5. Although the approach taken by LG restricts the actual modularity aspect of a device, they have taken a notable risk by going in a direction that the consumer market has not yet gone for, so we’ll cut them some slack here.

To really make the LG G5, and more specifically, the “module” aspect of it a success, LG is hosting a developer focused event, centered around the new LG Friends, a name given to the “modules” for the LG G5. This event will be held on Friday, April 15th 2016, 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm PDT in San Francisco.

The event primarily concentrates on how developers can take advantage of the LG Friends modules using LG’s latest Android SDK’s. The session will also shed more light on how you can create your own camera control app for the new LG 360 CAM and LG 360 VR viewer as well as learn more about Google’s Open Spherical Camera API, along with how you can utilize the VR Open SDK to its full potential.

Agenda for the event is as follows:

  • Registration and Refreshments
  • Welcome!
  • “How to Play Together”
  • LG 360 CAM SDK
  • LG 360 VR App Development
  • Epiq VR Open Platform
  • Google Street View Collaboration

The event will be held at The Village – 969 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, with entry costing $50 per individual. For registrations, please visit LG’s event site for more details.

It seems that LG is betting big time on the success of the LG Friends, which could further dictate on what the LG G6 might turn out to be. If the modules actually take off and become commercially profitable products with supplementary functionality offered on the software end, we could see this approach refined and adopted on more devices and see modules from more partners.

What do you think about this event from LG for pushing modularity? Let us know if you are going in the comments below!


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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]