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Samsung Accessory Protocol

Samsung Accessory Protocol
Use Samsung Accessory Protocol to connect accessory devices to Samsung smart devices.

    The Accessory SDK provides a single communications protocol that you can integrate into your Samsung smart device and accessory device apps that:

    • Supports multiple connectivity technologies, such as WiFi, Bluetooth classic, and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). 

    • Eliminates connectivity issues and dealing with network protocols.

    • Enables you to configure Accessory Service profiles and roles for Accessory peer agents.

    • Use the Accessory File Transfer SDK to transfer files between devices using any type of connectivity supported by the Samsung Accessory Service Framework. 

    • Enables your users to:

      • Control their smart device remotely from their accessory devices (for example, controlling music volume).

      • Provide notification relay or alarm.

      • Find their smart device.

    Samsung Accessory Protocol SDK

    Some examples of companion Gear apps are:

    • Spotify

    • Skimble

    • Pear sports

    • iHeartRadio

    • News Republic

    • ADT

    • Sweatworks

    • Reemo

    • Uber

    • Golf Pad

    • myMusicCloud for Gear

    • Tripcase

    • Voxer

    • Easilydo

    • Travel translator

    Some examples of companion watch face apps are:

    • ESPN

    • Bloomberg

    • Facer

    • Photo bucket

    • Pear Sports - Technically a standalone app; however, it shows a pop-up to download the Android app.

    • The Weather Channel watch face

    • NBA/NHL

     

    The following links are to important web pages for Samsung programming.

    SAP Home page

    Samsung Accessory SDK download, release notes, programming guide, API reference, and more

    http://developer.samsung.com/galaxy/accessory

    SAP Programming Guide

    Samsung Accessory Programming guide to develop applications on Samsung smart devices and accessory devices

    http://developer.samsung.com/galaxy/accessory/guide

     

    The following links are to important web pages for Web companion apps. Other webpages in the Web (Companion) section are also helpful.

    Web Companion App Advanced Setup

    Setting up a companion Web app project: installing Tizen Studio, preparing devices, and installing Android Studio and Samsung Accessory SDK

    http://developer.samsung.com/gear/develop/creating-your-first-app/web-companion/setup-sdk

    Packaging a Web Companion App

    Adding Android Manifest permissions

    http://developer.samsung.com/gear/develop/creating-your-first-app/web-companion/configuration

     

    The following links are to important web pages for native companion apps. Other webpages in the Native (Companion) section are also helpful.

    Native Companion App Advanced Setup

    Setting up a companion native app project: installing Tizen Studio, preparing devices, and installing Android Studio and Samsung Accessory SDK

    http://developer.samsung.com/gear/develop/creating-your-first-app/native-companion/setup-sdk

    Packaging a Native Companion App

    Adding Android Manifest permissions

    http://developer.samsung.com/gear/develop/creating-your-first-app/native-companion/configuration

     

     

     

     

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