The Microsoft Band is a fitness tracker from Microsoft that despite its somewhat quiet launch, proved to be a pretty hot device, so much so that many customers were having a hard time trying to get ahold of it. However if there was one limitation to the device, it is that unlike Android Wear and the Apple Watch, third-party app support was minimal at best.
The good news is that if this was a reason that caused you to hold off from buying such the device, you will be pleased to learn that Microsoft has announced that they will be releasing the Microsoft Band SDK to developers, and through the use of the SDK developers should now be able to create third-party apps for the wearable.
Prior to this, Microsoft gave developers a preview version of the SDK which only allowed developers to create tiles and send glanceable notifications to the band, but with the release of the full SDK, developers should be able to come up with more interesting apps for the device. There are different SDKs for Windows, Apple, and Android devices, so hopefully developers will be able to take advantage of them all and create compatible apps for all platforms.
For developers who are interested in checking out the SDK, you can do so by heading on over to the Microsoft Band Developer page for the details.