GoPro has just announced a new open API for third-party developers/apps called Open GoPro that will allow them to integrate with their cameras, starting with the GoPro Hero9. The API (Application Programming Interface) enables a range of functions via wireless interfaces, including control as well as media transfer. With Open GoPro, developers have API access to the following HERO9 Black features: wireless connectivity, camera command and control, camera status, camera preview, and SD card media check and transfer. Demos and sample code are available at There is no application or approval process required, which means the API is not “hidden” behind a corporate partnership, but anyone can get to work creating apps that integrate with it.