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Nokia Announces Lumia 1020 SDK for Third Party Apps

by Todd Haselton | July 11, 2013July 11, 2013 8:40 am PST

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Nokia unveiled its amazing Lumia 1020 Windows Phone on Thursday, a device with a stellar 41-megapixel camera. That camera gains value, however, as third-party applications take advantage of its capabilities. As such, Nokia announced a software development kit (SDK) for the device, which allows developers to use the camera inside apps.

Nokia announced that Path, CNN iReport, Yelp, Foursquare, Path, Flipboard, Viacom and others are already working on applications that take advantage of the SDK. CNN, for example, allows the public to submit high-res photos to its iReporter section of the app. Yelp will allow for super high-res review images, Path, a popular social network, will provide filters and high-res photo sharing. Unfortunately, Instagram is still a glaring omission from Windows Phone.

The Lumia 1020 will launch on AT&T on July 26 for $299 and the SDK is available today.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...