Apr 16 AT 2:16 PM Dima Aryeh 4 Comments

HTC releases Dual Lens SDK for developers to take advantage of the second sensor

htc one group shot

HTC’s new Duo Lens camera on the HTC One (M8) is a strange feature. Some claim it’s awesome, allowing you to adjust focus on shots after they’ve already been taken, and some think it’s incredibly gimmicky, pretty much on Samsung’s level (that would be me). HTC’s implementation of the two sensors doesn’t seem to be very useful at all to me, but that could change soon.

HTC has released the Dual Lens SDK Preview, which will allow developers to take advantage of those two sensors. This may result in some unique apps with nice features released for the new HTC One, if developers actually jump on this chance to do something innovative. I’d love to see random developers beat HTC at making software for its own hardware.

To download the SDK, you’ll need an HTCDev account. Head to the source link and download it, I’d love to see what you clever people can come up with. Maybe it’ll make the second sensor on the One more than just a cheap gimmick. Do you think this will improve the functionality of the HTC One, or is it just a gimmick through and through? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

Via: Android Police

Source: HTCDev

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • SubX

    Air swipe is a gimmick, eye and face tracking is a gimmick. Sure the duo camera seems gimmicky but all OEMS do it. Just like LG with the LG and is bubbling screen Flex! It’s just a sales pitch. But no one does it worse than Samsung.
    I feel in fact that while the duo camera seems gimmick even to a HTC fan like my self, it would be much more useful than air swipe!

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  • Whabi

    Dou camera is useful for engineering surveying (distance calc.) , 3d video recording . etc. but those Apps are not yet develop.