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GameAnalytics Is Now Available for Tizen Devices!

We’re pleased to announce that you can now integrate GameAnalytics with Tizen devices. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Tizen is an open source, standards-based operating system originally developed for Samsung mobile phones in 2012. Since then, Tizen has evolved into a flexible and popular platform for a wide range of interconnected devices.

The GameAnalytics SDK for Tizen is available to download on Github here. As it stands, you can build games for Tizen devices with our Unity SDK and our Cocos2D SDK. The SDK has been developed for Tizen native applications (in C++). If you’d like to integrate our platform with web applications then we recommend that you use the GameAnalytics SDK for JavaScript and HTML5 instead.

Why Tizen?

Tizen powered phones, such as the Samsung Z series, are extremely popular in Asia and Africa as a more affordable alternative to devices that are prevalent in the West. This SDK will therefore give you access to untapped and high-volume customer segments in new markets.

Samsung Z3
The “Tizen Powered” Samsung Z3

Getting started

Integrating your Tizen game with GameAnalytics is quick and easy. Here are the key links to get you up and running in no time at all:

  1. GameAnalytics SDK for Tizen OS
  2. Full documentation for the Tizen SDK

About Tizen OS

Tizen is an open and flexible operating system built from scratch to address the challenges of building applications across the mobile and connected device ecosystem. Tizen describe themselves as the OS that “connects everything”. The Tizen operating system comes in multiple profiles to serve different industry requirements. The current Tizen profiles are:

  • Tizen IVI (in-vehicle infotainment)
  • Tizen Mobile
  • Tizen TV
  • Tizen Wearable

In addition to the above, all profiles are built on top of a shared language called Tizen Common (this is true for OS versions of Tizen 3.0 and upwards). You can therefore begin building with one of these pre-built profiles and modify it to suit your application requirements, or use the Tizen Common base to develop a completely bespoke profile.

Multiple Device Categories

Tizen offers powerful native application development with excellent HTML5 support. Tizen also allows you to extend the reach of your application to new “smart devices” running Tizen, including wearable tech, in-vehicle entertainment, IoT appliances smart TVs, cameras, VR headsets, and more. As you can see, the use-cases for Tizen are wide and varied. Check this Wiki for a list of devices running the Tizen OS.

Happy instrumenting! ?