This section describes the process of application development with Friends Camera SDK.
Step 1. Download and Install SDK
Download and install the Friends Camera SDK package based on your OS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Android Sample: Android SDK > Samples
iOS Sample: iOS SDK > Samples