As of tomorrow, on March 27, SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 will be available for sale in ten different countries. SmartEyeglass Developer Edition, first announced on February 17, is a binocular display enabling true augmented reality and unique hands-free use cases. Thanks to Sony’s unique holographic waveguide technology, SmartEyeglass comes with super-thin augmented reality lenses with high transparency and excellent brightness. Buy SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 through Developer World as of tomorrow.
The city of Natori in Japan was severely damaged by the tsunami following the big earthquake in 2011. To share some hope to this city struck by hardship, students at the Miyagi Nogyo High School came up with the idea of the Natori AR Hope Tour, which took place last weekend. During this tour, visitors to the ongoing UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction got to experience the past and present of Natori city by using SmartEyeglass and a custom made augmented reality (AR) app.
Sony’s MESH DIY creative kit is getting close to the deadline of its Indiegogo campaign, and to highlight this, we created a new, inspirational demo video. MESH is an easy-to-use, creative DIY platform that lets you make your own inventions in just minutes, and it consists of a Canvas app and a multiple hardware tags which include different functionalities. With the Canvas app, you can set up communication and mechanics between devices within minutes. If you’re as intrigued as we are by this project, head over to the MESH Indiegogo campaign page to support this campaign.
Today we are announcing the commercialisation of SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1, a transparent lens eyewear that connects with compatible smartphones to superimpose information onto the user’s field of view. SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 will be available for sale in ten countries as of March 2015, with pre-order starting already today in UK and Germany. As of today, we are also making the official version of the SmartEyeglass SDK available, enabling developers to create unique hands-free use cases.
Sony’s wearables offers an array of creative possibilities, and Sony engineers Peter Bartos, Jonas Hellström and Alexander Najafi decided to take this to the next level with their drone project. Starting as a spare time project, they created an Android app that uses the SmartEyeglass prototype and SmartWatch 2 as control devices for a flying drone. Learn all about it in this tutorial.
By unlocking the boot loader of your Xperia device, it becomes possible put a custom ROM on it. Even though we don’t recommend this to standard users, as it is not needed, we know that many of you would like to get more details on how to unlock a device. To explain this further, we have now created this step-by-step tutorial video.
SmartWatch 2 is a success among app developers, with over 500 apps available on Google Play. When developing SmartWatch 2 apps developers have until now had to struggle with quite massive PDFs for the API documentation, but that’s about to change. All the documentation have now been revised based on all the requests and input we have received, and we have made the SmartWatch 2 API documentation available online as web pages at developer.sony.com.
Today we’re proud to announce the SmartEyeglass SDK (Developer Preview) in support of the light-weight SmartEyeglass transparent lens eyewear. The transparent lenses have excellent brightness, allowing information to be superimposed and clearly viewed, in the wearer’s natural field of view. With the launch of the SmartEyeglass SDK (with an emulator included), we hope to give developers an opportunity to start developing apps in the innovative field of in-view augmented reality. This sets the foundation for a varied, exciting ecosystem of experiences to support the product at launch.
Did you know that you can develop apps for many of Sony TVs and home entertainment systems, such as Blu-ray players, home theater systems and media players? Many of Sony’s latest devices come with HTML5 capable browsers, and from 2015, many TVs will support Android TV and be Google Cast-ready. At developer.sony.com, you can get an overview of all the developer opportunities available for Sony TV and home entertainment platforms.