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Nokia announces an Imaging SDK for developers, now available for download

At today’s unveiling event of the Nokia Lumia 1020 in New York, Nokia has also announced the immediate availability of a new Imaging Software Development Kit (SDK). The new SDK would give developers a “powerful code library of exciting image manipulation tools, which will make creating the next generation of imaging apps for Windows Phone 8 devices quicker and easier. ”

The intriguing bit is that the SDK can be used for developing camera/image manipulation apps not just or Lumia phones, but for any Windows Phone 8 device.

Developers will be able to run the SDK from both managed C# code and native C++. The technology behind the SDK should be quite stable as Nokia’s engineers have used it to create Nokia’s own imaging applications so far.

Nokia has also launched a new developer’s competition/hackathon – the Nokia Future/Capture to encourage developers to come up with new apps and hacks to make the most creative use of the imaging capabilities of the Nokia Lumia 1020.

Here’s a video that Nokia has prepared to showcase the new SDK.

The new Imaging Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available for download at



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