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GoPro Announces Open GoPro API

Posted on 25-Jun-2021 09:25 | Filed under: News

GoPro Announces Open GoPro API

GoPro has announced ‘Open GoPro,’ an open API initiative that makes it easy for third-party developers to integrate HERO9 Black into their own development efforts.


With Open GoPro, developers have API access to HERO9 Black features, including Wireless Connectivity, Camera Command and Control, Camera Status, Camera Preview and SD Card Media Review and Transfer.


Demos and sample code are available online with no application or approval process being required.


Open GoPro is live for HERO9 Black starting now with the release of the camera firmware update v1.6, available via GoPro’s Quik app as well as on The firmware includes the following additional updates:


  • Improved camera power on/power off speed and consistency
  • Improved Quik app connectivity
  • Improved touch screen sensitivity in menus and settings
  • Improved reliability when using ‘The Remote’ to control your camera

Companies already incorporating Open GoPro include:


  • Amazfit smartwatches: wirelessly control your GoPro using the Amazfit watch touch display.
  • Centurion Boats: wirelessly control your GoPro via the boat’s helm control screen.
  • OrqaFPV Goggles: wirelessly control a GoPro mounted on an FPV drone using the Orqa FPV.Connect app and see camera status directly in the goggles.
  • Pixellot sports broadcasting: wirelessly control GoPro cameras and manage the transfer of content via Pixellot’s mobile platform.
  • Sena Bluetooth devices: take voice-control of your GoPro using the built-in mics on the Sena Communications 50S and 50R headsets, ideal for motorcycle and other high-wind applications.



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