Samsung opens up the TouchWIZ platform; Announces Yahoo, Google and AccuWeather.com widgets

Samsung TouchWIZ

Samsung has finally did the thing I’ve been thinking about for some time – they’ve opened up their TouchWIZ platform to enable interested companies and individuals to bring their widgets to Samsung phones.

UI Evolution is developing a set of developer tools for Samsung to support the easy development of TouchWIZ widgets.

Based upon the Eclipse IDE, developers will have a custom interface to easily access code samples, FAQ’s, device emulation, and submission of content for sale through the Samsung Rich Connected Application storefront.

At the same time, the Korean giant announced three new widgets – Yahoo, Google and AccuWeather.com. I guess you know what each one of them does, so I won’t go into details there. I’ll only conclude that I LOVE TouchWIZ and that I’m ultra-excited that Samsung decided to go this route!!!

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