Harman and Blackfire Announce Android Software Development Kit & Developer Community for Wireless HD Audio Networks‏

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In a phenomenal (perhaps, precedent setting) move, Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation group and Blackfire Research have gotten into cahoots to set up an Android Software Development Kit (SDK) for third-party developers to create apps for the Harman Kardon Omni Wireless HD home audio system that will set a solid ecosystem in place and eventually expand their innovations to future hardware products.  Wow!  Can you imagine the ensuing innovations and evolution?


This is pretty powerful, in case you've forgotten our, "Wow!" from the previous two sentences.  What this means, is that this developing community will be contributing to future and present home audio products and their makers, which will then become more personalized for Android users who possess high-fidelity audio.  Add to that, the fact that the aforementioned developers will be able to download and test, along with detecting, controlling and sending audio to WiFi speakers. 

Harman assists these software product developers, IoT (Internet of Things) developers, independent developers and text-to-speech developers with an abstraction helper library, documentation and example applications built for the Android operating system. 

With SDKs for iOS and now Android, Harman is offering revolutionary wireless products that open even more opportunities for innovation, said Kevin Hague, VP of Developer Community and Programs with Harman.  We are delighted to see how the developer community takes this tool and uses it to create other pioneering products.

In a move to further their agenda of high-fidelity take-over and world domination, working closer with community-led developments, Harman just recently announced an alliance with Quirky, so that they may develop the next generation of audio products together.  Harman will be employing Quirky's platform and community thinkers to come up with some new ideas for connected products, which span the Harman brands.  These include Harman Kardon, JBL and Infinity. 

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