LG has thrown open the doors to the Smart World Campus, a new app development hub located in LG’s Research and Development centre in Seoul.
The Smart World Campus is set to provide a “key role as a total support system for application developers,” who are working on apps for LG’s current product line of Optimus Android phones (like the LG Optimus 4X HD, on sale next month) and LG’s CINEMA 3D range of Smart TVs.
Previously, LG’s support for app developers for its phones, tablets and Smart TVs had been limited to a couple of sites; the Smart World Campus acts as an offline, real-world counterpart to this supportive environment.
Though located in LG’s R&D complex, anyone can book a free visit - provided you can get to Seoul easily. Developers can arrange ‘one day clinic’ visits to learn the fundamentals of app development for Smart TVs, how to create and submit apps and get to grips with the SDK.
Dr. Skott Ahn, President and Chief Technology Officer of LG Electronics said in a statement that “via this facility, developers in Korea will have easy and fast access to some of today’s most advanced devices to work on. We hope many enterprising minds will make LG Smart World Campus both their office and lab, a place where they can go for peace and quiet or to be around others who they can collaborate actively with on a problem.”
Head over to smartworldcampus.lge.com to check availability; note that some grasp of Korean (or Google Translate) will be required.
Recently LG announced the LG Cloud; a way of easily sharing and watching content between your LG phone and LG Smart TV. Despite launching when Google Drive, SkyDrive and iCloud are fighting for people's attention LG Cloud sounds like a me-too product at a glance. It sounds like it could be a bit of a game changer though.