Google Releases Chromecast Development Kit—Get Ready to Cast Anything & Everything
After months of waiting, Google has released the SDK (Software Development Kit) for their Gadget of the Year, the Chromecast.
As announced on their blog, the release of the SDK means that any app developer, whether for Android, Chrome, or iOS, can now add Chromecast functionality to their app. And though only a few apps have been released with Chromecast support, that's all about to change.
The possibilities are almost endless, and it's a safe bet that many well established apps will push this code and update their apps ASAP. Ready to cast Crackle or Spotify to your TV? It's on its way.
Google was very protective over their device, taking their time to get as many kinks worked out before opening the floodgates to devs. Now, maybe even previously blacklisted apps that came close to mirroring our devices will find their way to the Google Play Store.
The simple truth is this: our little $35 dongles are about to really show off what they can do. Stick around with us as we explore all things Chromecast!
Chromecast image via EricaJoy/Flickr