The Korean company, which bought the webOS patents and source code from HP in 2013, says the SDK (which also has a website of resources) supports Windows, Mac and Linux environments and works with a range of standard coding technologies.
The smart TV space is increasingly competitive, but LG says it picked webOS “because of its history and origins as a developer-friendly platform.” We are fans of the user interface that LG has put on webOS, but it remains to be seen whether it can convince developers to put their efforts into a platform that is less visible than that of rivals like Samsung.
Thumbnail image via LG, second image via Vernon Chan / Flickr
Read next: Media reports and pulled app changelog all but confirm imminent Android TV launch at Google I/O "> Media reports and pulled app changelog all but confirm imminent Android TV launch at Google I/O
Source : https://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2014/06/25/lg-opens-webos-smart-tv-platform-app-developers/366