Developers have been invited to think up new possibilities for the company's latest flagship smartphone. The fourth annual LG developer event will be held in San Francisco on April 15, enabling attendees to learn how to develop apps and hardware compatible with the LG G5. The company will also be launching a new marketplace for these new products and apps, which will take full advantage of the new SDK and HDK.

Owners of the G5 would be able to head on over to this marketplace and purchase any compatible products for the phone from third-parties. It's an interesting idea that could expand the potential of the G5 with unique functionality specifically tailored for various situations. This new platform will launch on April 18. Interested in learning more about developing for the G5? Head to LG's website.

Visit the LG Friends Marketplace

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics (LG) has opened up the new LG G5, inviting developers to reimagine the possibilities for the modular design smartphone and companion devices. At its fourth annual LG Developer Event, hosted on April 15 in San Francisco, attendees will learn how they can develop apps and hardware compatible with the award winning LG G5. In advance of the event, LG has also launched its new software development kit (SDK) and hardware development kit (HDK).

To help developers monetize the LG G5 companion devices they create, LG will soon be launching a new market place ( as well. The online destination will further support developers, allowing them to sell their compatible products and content directly to consumers.

"The potential of the industry changing LG G5 and the concept of Friends are limitless. Now we want to give everyone a chance to apply their talent and imagination in developing their own apps and Friends for the LG G5," said Dr. Ramchan Woo, Vice President, Smartphone Product Planning at LG Electronics. "We believe that by giving developers the same tools that inspired us from LG G5's inception, we're going to see innovations ranging from toys to medical tools to things we haven't even thought of ourselves."

The Friday evening event will be emceed by Mario Tapia – mobile industry pundit – and will include keynote presentations from LG executives involved in LG G5's product development, SDK and HDK partners, technical demonstrations and breakout sessions. Developers will also learn how to create their own camera control apps for the new LG 360 CAM and LG 360 VR viewer and also learn more about Google's Open Spherical Camera API.

Registration is now open on a first-come, first-serve basis. Marshmallow fans and Android developers rejoice – those in attendance will receive a sweet, picture-perfect surprise. To register and learn more about the event and LG's Developer Program, please visit: