New LG QCircle SDK Opens Doors For App Developers With New LG G3 Smartphone

Full Suite of LG SDKs to be Showcased at Second Annual LG Developer Event During Google I/O

Jun 13, 2014, 10:35 ET from LG Electronics MobileComm USA

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of its second annual app developer event later this month, LG Electronics – maker of the acclaimed G smartphone series, including the newly announced LG G3, the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet and innovative, curved LG G Flex – today launched its new QCircle SDK (software development kit), enabling Android developers to hook into simplified UI features unique to its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G3.

Joining LG's QSlide Function and QRemote SDK, which are also based on features inherent to LG devices, the LG QCircle SDK provides a new opportunity for developers to tap into LG's popular G series smartphones for an enhanced user experience.

LG will give Google I/O attendees the exclusive chance to explore LG SDKs during the LG Developer Event on June 24 in San Francisco. During the event, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the W Hotel, LG mobile engineers will provide technical talks and deep dive walkthroughs of each LG SDK. Developers attending the event will be treated to special giveaways, as part of LG's Developer Loaner Device Program.

The LG Loaner Device Program gives developers access to build and test their apps on the newest LG devices. By arming developers with the latest software, hardware and app store channels, LG is facilitating faster innovation so developers can focus on monetizing their apps.

LG SDKs that will be featured at the 2014 LG Developer Event include QCircle, QSlide Function and QRemote:

  • LG QCircle is a new folio case that lets users receive and interact with basic functions of their smartphone directly from the round QuickCircle window, without having to open the cover. With the new LG QCircle SDK, developers can enhance their apps, making them compatible and directly accessible from the QuickCircle window.
  • LG QSlide Function expands multitasking, letting users open multiple apps that can be resized and moved to float on the screen. By leverage the LG QSlide Function SDK, developers can create apps that can be resized into small windows that coexist on the screen with other apps.
  • LG QRemote enables LG smartphones to easily become universal remote controls that are compatible with many different IR (infrared) home entertainment systems. The LG QRemote SDK provides APIs to control IR-controlled devices easily, so developers can quickly enable their apps for the connected home.
  • LG QPair (coming soon) is a feature that provides a seamless environment between Android phones running Android 4.1 or later and LG tablets. With the QPair SDK, set for release soon, developers can create interesting apps that run over the QPair connection. Calls can be received, messages can be sent and SNS can be updated on one device while simultaneously being synced with other devices.

To learn more about LG's Developer Program, visit the LG Developer Portal at or follow LG on Facebook and Twitter.

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