Razer Software Development Kit for SwitchBlade UI Now Available


Third-Party Software Development Kit is ready for developers to build applications on Razer’s Revolutionary Switchblade User Interface


(HOLD: NOT) For Release: August 15, 2012


COLOGNE (GamesCom 2012) – Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, announced the development of a Software Development Kit (SDK) for the award-winning Switchblade User Interface (UI). Game developers and users of the Razer Blade, Star Wars™: The Old Republic gaming keyboard, and the newly launched Razer DeathStalker Ultimate will now be able to develop applications with the new Software Development Kit.

The Switchblade UI’s 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys and LCD panel allow for two modes that offer a full, vibrant display and a trackpad. Users will be able to utilize the award-winning features of the SwitchBlade UI in creating applications of the developer’s choosing.

With the newly developed SDK, developers can freely create new applications for the Switchblade UI with possibilities ranging from informative guides, mini-maps, inventory slots, and other elevating features, all based in a free and open development model. Interested applicants may submit their inquiries to [email protected] or visit Razer SwitchBlade UI site www.razerzone.com/switchblade-ui for a chance to craft out the apps of their choosing. Developers are required to have knowledge of C++ and C Sharp programming.

“With the development of the SDK for the Switchblade UI, we are pleased to offer every game developer the ability to create applications that will enhance their immersive experience for their favorite games,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, president of Razer USA. “I am eager to see the types of applications that can be made by our passionate and creative fans inside the development community.”

List of Razer Apps

  • Trackpad
  • Numpad
  • Macro Recorder
  • Gaming Mode
  • Browser
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Gmail
  • Clock
  • Screenshot
  • Game Timer 

Game Specific Apps

  • Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Combat Logger
  • Battlefield 3
  • And many more…


About the Razer Group:
Razer is the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware. Founded in 1998, with its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, the company has offices in nine cities around the globe. Used by the most demanding professional gamers who compete in global tournaments, Razer provides gamers with the unfair advantage of cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. We live by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers.™ 

Learn more at www.razerzone.com/switchblade-ui.


Press contacts: 
USA/Latin America
Kevin Scarpati
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Timo Helmke
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Asia Pacific
Jarieul Wong
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Chris Chen
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Switchblade UI Development Contact
Norman Ho
[email protected]

Razer – For Gamers. By Gamers.™



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