Recapping Tizen at Samsung Developer Conference 2019

writer img alt

Jay Cho


Samsung Developer Conference 2019 was held in San Jose, California, on Oct. 29 and 30. The conference keeps getting larger, and the Tizen zone within SDC has expanded as well. This year, not only did the Tizen .NET Team host booths and a session, but several partner booths demonstrated their real-world Tizen .NET solutions.

Samsung Developer Conference 2019

The Samsung Developer Conference brings together thousands of developers, creators, and technology experts to explore the latest Samsung technologies and imagine the future with Samsung.

Visit the Samsung Developer Conference site to see conference happenings, including the keynote, and take a look at SDC19 top themes to catch up on conference events.


Watch the session online.

What's New? Tizen 5.5 Platform Update and Developer Environment

Hobum (Vincent) Kwon, who heads the Tizen .NET framework team, led a session that introduced and explained new features on the Tizen 5.5 platform, including new features on Tizen .NET. This year, we were very honored to invite David Ortinau, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, to the session to share information about .NET 5 and Xamarin.Forms. At the end of the session, Diego Lizarazo Rivera, Sr., Developer Evangelist at Samsung Electronics, showed a live coding demo.

Tizen .NET

Our main booth exhibited Tizen .NET on Samsung products, including SmartTV, Galaxy Watches, and Family Hub.

Tizen Booth Tizen Booth

We showed several demos, including:

  • New features on the Tizen .NET framework
  • Lottie Animation support on products
  • Xamarin.Forms 4.3.0 new features, including Shell and CollectionView
  • Xamarin.Essentials official support
  • Material design
  • Tizen .NET widget support on Galaxy Watch

The Weather app, introduced in .NET Conference 2019, has been brought into Samsung products, and it runs easily on Galaxy Watch, Smart TV, and Family Hub.

WeatherApp on Watch WeatherApp on TV WeatherApp on FamilyHub

Visit sdc2019-tizen-net for more demo applications shown at SDC19, including our SDC watch face.

We had a Tizen .NET SDK booth promoting the Tizen .NET development environment. This year, we announced the release of Visual Studio for Mac Extension for Tizen, which is awesome for Mac users.
Check out the blog Introducing Visual Studio for Mac extension for Tizen for more information about the Mac extension for developing Tizen .NET.

Tizen .NET Partners

Inviting our partners made our conference even more special.

TecAce showed their watch application solutions, including the Ring Doorbell and Uber Tizen .NET applications.

MR TIME showed an easy watch-face creation solution for the Galaxy Watch series.

Cozyma showed their massage chairs in the Tizen zone, with Tizen .NET applications on the controllers.

Code Lab - C# on Galaxy Watch

The Code Lab provided help for developing Tizen .NET applications. Visit Tizen School to experience Code Lab.

  • How to create a digital watch face: This tutorial teaches how to create digital watch faces using Xamarin.Forms.
  • How to create SmartLevel: This is a tutorial for creating a simple application that demonstrates accelerometer sensor usage.
CodeLab CodeLab CodeLab

Devs, we hope that SDC19 inspired you to continue innovating. From troubleshooting to new platform training, the Samsung Developer Program is always here to help.