Get Started

This section describes the process of application development with Friends Camera SDK.

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Step 1. Download and Install SDK

Download and install the Friends Camera SDK package based on your OS. 

 

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Android SDK download: Android SDK > SDK Download

iOS SDK download: iOS SDK > SDK Downlaod

Step 2. Configure Project

Start development by creating a project from the IDE. Configure the project setup and import relevant BLE libraries to the project.

 

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Project Setup for Android: Android SDK > Project Setup

Project Setup for iOS: iOS SDK > Project Setup

Step 3. Develop Application

Create your own application and add features by using APIs provided in the SDK.

Development consists of mainly two parts: device connection and camera control.

 

- Implement connectivity feature

Use FriendsLink API (according to your OS) to connect application with camera device.

 

- Implement camera control feature

Use Friends Camera API (not os-specific) to add camera control features such as taking pictures, recording videos, watching preview, etc.

 

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Android App Development: Android SDK > App Development

iOS App Development: iOS SDK > App Development

Step 4. Build, Run and Test Your Application

You can run and test the application on your smartphone. Connect your smartphone to your PC through a USB cable. Run your application on the target smartphone from the IDE.

 

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Testing your app using Android Studio: Android SDK > Testing

Testing your app using Xcode: iOS SDK > Testing

Step 5. Compare with Sample Application

Friends Camera SDK provides sample applications so that you can get the idea of how to use relevant APIs to implement desired features.

 

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Android Sample: Android SDK > Samples

iOS Sample: iOS SDK > Samples

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