With all its cool accessories and rigs, consumers can take their GoPro cameras with them to record themselves doing sports like surfing or biking, or to capture hilarious car videos or home pranks.
However, just when you were getting bored of recording these types of videos, you may soon find new ways to use your GoPro.
GoPro announced the launch of a developer program at a private event in San Francisco, its latest attempt to bring its cameras everywhere.
Well, actually, the GoPro Developer Program has quietly been up and running for more than a year, with more than 100 companies and developers integrating the camera with their products.
"Over the last few years we've been excited by the creativity and enthusiasm other brands have demonstrated when integrating GoPro into their own solutions," Nick Woodman, CEO and founder of GoPro, said in a statement.
With its official announcement, we learned that some of the big companies taking advantage of the program are BMW and Fisher-Price.
In the program, developers are able to create apps, mounts and devices.
For example, GoPro showcased BMW's M Laptimer app, which tracks the car's telemetry data, including speed and location that syncs with the GoPro to provide video playback. The app will be available to download this summer.
The children's toy-maker Fisher-Price developed a new mount that would allow GoPro's HERO4 Session and Hero+ cameras to be attached to their various products in its Jumperoo, Walker and Gym lines. These include a walker and a jungle gym that has the cameras looking down at the toddler so that the parent can keep a watchful eye on them. This will be extremely helpful when cooking dinner and watching the baby play in the next room from a smartphone.
As far as devices go, Timecode Systems' SyncBac Pro created one that attaches to the back of a HERO4 Silver to increase TV and film post-production workflow.
"The GoPro Developer Program is a way for us to celebrate the innovative work of our developer community and more importantly, help enable what comes next," Woodman added. "We're grateful to benefit from the collective genius of the participating developers and we're excited to now officially support their efforts with our developer toolkits."
The toolkits for iOS and Android allow developers to add GoPro wireless connectivity to their apps, along with the ability for users to control the camera from inside the app (clicking the shutter, changing the mode), as well as manage media (download, delete videos).
Those interested can apply to the Developer Program on the company's website for $99 a year if accepted.
This program has also been announced alongside another, called "Works with GoPro," which serves as a product-verification system for companies that integrate the cameras.
From the sound of it, GoPros will continue to pop up everywhere. Of course, we remember that the company added Periscope integration back in January. This is only one of many apps (among other things) to come.
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