LG loaner program

Android application developers can use an LG device to test for 30 days at no cost

LG realizes the importance of having apps that work with their unique hardware and software APIs. Like Samsung, they held a developer conference recently in San Francisco where they debuted the QRemote SDK. According to LG, the new LG QRemote SDK "contains the library, documentation and sample codes that enable developers to create their QuickRemote apps to control multiple electronic devices such as TVs, cable set-top-boxes and audio systems, and even air conditioners. This SDK provides developers with open apps necessary to develop IR (infrared) remote sensor-enabled applications."

Interested developers will be required to register with LG, and upon acceptance they will have the use of an LG Android device (The LG G2 is mentioned by name) to debug and test applications. At the end of the 30-day loan, they will be required to pay return postage.

This is a smart move, and a good way to kick start development for LG's IR blaster technology. If you're interested and think you qualify, see the link below. The full press release is after the break.

More: LG Developers portal

LG Electronics Launches Android Developers' Device Loaner Program, Beginning With LG G2

New LG Program Gives Android Developers What They Want: New SDKs, the Latest and Greatest Devices for Loan, and Easy Access to LG Tools and Support

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics, the maker of LG G2 and Nexus 5 smartphones, is expanding its LG Android Developers' Program with a new device loaner program that officially launches today.

The loaner program was previewed at last week's LG Android Developers' VIP event in San Francisco, where a new software development kit (SDK), the LG QRemote SDK, was officially introduced.

The hundreds of developers who attended the LG Android Developers' Workshop had the opportunity to experience the award-winning new LG G2 superphone, check out the LG QRemote SDK and learn more about the overall LG Android Developers' Program.

"When multiple developers followed up after the event, thanking LG for 'doing it right,' we know we're giving them what they want," said Cecilia Son, LG's head of mobile developer relations in North America. "By providing the Android developer community with a new SDK and the latest LG devices to test their apps on, we're living up to our brand promise, 'with LG, it's all possible.' We're giving them the tools to help inspire some great new apps — ones we expect to see on the LG App Store very soon."

The new LG Device Loaner Program for Android developers consists of a simple three-step process: registration on the LG Device Loaner Program website (http://goo.gl/Xa7A3L), completion of a brief order form designating the desired LG device, and return shipping at the conclusion of the 30-day loan period. The LG device loaner program is provided free of charge to the developer community, with the exception of return shipping costs that are covered by the developer.

Supporting the hot new flagship LG G2 superphone and other LG Android devices, the new LG QRemote SDK (http://developer.lge.com) contains the library, documentation and sample codes that enable developers to create their QuickRemote apps to control multiple electronic devices such as TVs, cable set-top-boxes and audio systems, and even air conditioners. This SDK provides developers with open apps necessary to develop IR (infrared) remote sensor-enabled applications.

Developers can create the customized IR remote control apps for certain groups of people such as children or seniors and also add a macro button that enables both TV and cable set-top-box to power on with just one click.

The LG G2 — available on all major U.S. carrier networks — offers a perfect blend of intuitive design, intelligent features and powerful software that empowers consumers to make the most out of their desired smartphone experience. With user-friendly LG features like QuickRemote, owners can easily use G2 as a remote control for TVs, appliances and other devices.

The LG G2 is a stylish and pocket-friendly device with a super-slim body for comfortable one-hand gripping and an expansive 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display delivering near edge-to-edge viewing. For the personal photo enthusiast, LG G2 is equipped with a unique rear-key that makes snapping selfies easier than ever and an impressive 13 megapixel Full HD camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for ensuring every close up is blur-free without having to pause when in motion.

For more ideas about how LG G2 can make your smartphone experience a little more interesting and for pricing and availability information, visit www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/g2.

 

Reader comments

LG introduces device loaner program for app developers

11 Comments

This is why Android will stay on top. Give the product to the people, and let them build on it.

Hey Jerry, I think you meant to say "If you are interested and think you qualify" instead you accidentally put "If you are interested and thing you qualify"

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Anyone know what type of questions they ask. I have a couple apps on the Play Store but they are not super popular. How do I know if I qualify?

Sony has been doing this for years, though theirs used to be free they now charge a deposit due to fraud. Seeing another manufacturer take the plunge into providing free devices is an awesome step for developers though.

Keep in mind this.....

Place Your Demo Order

Thank you for your interest in the LG Device Loaner Program.

You can borrow an LG device for testing your app with only shipping cost to return the LG device. LG will cover ground shipping to deliver the LG device to you. You can request express shipping but you will be charged with the additional costs.

Please note that for all ready-to-ship orders we require a security deposit ($300-$600) for the device in order to prevent abuse of this program and to share this program with more developers. When your order is ready to ship, we will charge your card. The security deposit will be immediately refunded once the device is returned and received by Vienna Channels. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

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I think it's necessary not only for fraud reasons, but for reasons of having thousands of people jump in just to test drive a G2.