HTC Sense is one of the best user interfaces in the Android world, but in the last years the company has overdone. As a result, its UI became something mazy. That’s why HTC chose to go back to HTC Sense 2.0 when everything was simple, but as always the customization is on the top level. However, without third party developers HTC’s UI wouldn’t come to anything. HTC clearly realizes this, and therefore has revealed a new set of application programming interfaces (APIs) for developers allowing them to “play” with its Sense’s software features.
The software developer kit (SDK) includes four main updates:
- Beats Audio API
- Lockscreen API
- Mobile Device Management API
- And soon a HTC MediaLink HD API
Consequently, simple users will be given a chance to jump to a certain app right from the lockscreen, improve HTC media features and play media files through Beats Audio filter.
The new APIs were revealed at MWC 2012 in Barcelona and were promised to become available very soon, though no launch date or time was disclosed.