Samsung are probably the biggest player in Android, but their focus isn’t just mobile, with innovation taking place in phones, tablets, TVs, home appliances, and of course virtual reality. Like Google, Samsung knows that a platform is only as strong as the developers that create apps for it, and so in this spirit, Samsung’s annual Developer Conference is coming around again.

This year’s conference will be held in San Francisco at the Moscone West convention centre, over two days on 27 and 28 April. Developers are being invited to attend at $499 for a two-day pass, but there is an early bird discount of $100 until the end of March.

Some of the headline sessions this year include:

  • Samsung Designer John Gaiser will guide developers through Smart TV development, allowing developers to pool content from different sources and put it on customers’ home screens.
  • Technical Evangelist Dustin Wish will demonstrate the features of the Gear S2 smartwatch and help developers with some hands-on demos.
  • Virtual reality will have a major focus, with Alex Chu running a session on designing intuitive and inviting experiences.
  • Founder of SmartThings Jeff Hagins will take developers on a journey through the Internet of Things, showing them how to harness the power of the cloud and the SmartThings hub and platform.

Other topics will include connected health, smart medical equipment, and integrating Samsung’s devices into the enterprise. For further information, you can check out this brief video from Samsung about the conference:

We’ve discussed covering the Samsung Developer Conference with Samsung before, and this year we just might. Either way, we’ll bring you the major developments from the conference.