Congratulations to David Viteri, hero open source developer for September-October 2015

We’re happy to announce the hero open source developer for the months of September and October – David Viteri of Italy. Since the start of the year, Developer World has recognised developer that have contributed to the most accepted commits to our SonyXperiaDev GitHub projects. David, who was previously the March-April hero open source developer, takes the honours again. Learn more about his efforts after the jump.

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Congratulations to David Viteri, hero open source developer for September-October 2015

New version of SmartEyeglass SDK v1.2 with Android Studio compatibility

The SmartEyeglass SDK v1.2 is now released with Android Studio support and a simpler installation process. The API Libraries and sample projects are now provided in the Android Studio project structure. Also, the Gradle build system is used to make the development environment setup faster and easier.

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New version of SmartEyeglass SDK v1.2 with Android Studio compatibility

AOSP Android 6.0 Marshmallow resources & Xperia Z5 binaries added to Sony’s Open Device program [video]

Today, we’ve added Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) to all supported devices on our Open Device project. In addition, Xperia Z5 is also added to the program. As usual, you can access device configuration, software binaries and build guides through Sony’s Open Device program.

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AOSP Android 6.0 Marshmallow resources & Xperia Z5 binaries added to Sony’s Open Device program [video]

Theme Creator BETA updated with increased Lollipop support, easier previewing on device & faster publishing

Sony’s Theme Creator BETA tool gives you a quick and easy way to build custom themes for Xperia smartphones and tablets. The latest update of the tool, Theme Creator BETA 0.7.0, provides several enhancements – increased overall Lollipop support, more previews, update notifications, new templates, and much more. Read on for details on all the updates to the Theme Creator BETA tool.

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Theme Creator BETA updated with increased Lollipop support, easier previewing on device & faster publishing

Meet Erik Castricum – hero open source developer for July–August

Every two months we acknowledge the person who has submitted the most accepted commits to our AOSP for Xperia devices, as our hero open source developer. Today, we are happy to announce that Dutch developer Erik Castricum has been selected as Sony Mobile’s hero open source developer for the period July–August. Read on about Erik, our open source projects, and how you can become the next hero open source developer.

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Meet Erik Castricum – hero open source developer for July–August

SmartEyeglass used to enhance opera experiences with immersive Opera Touch SL service

The Opera Company of San Sebastian, Opus Lirica, has just announced it is first in line to use SmartEyeglass technology with Opera Touch SL to create a more immersive opera experience for its audiences. The service connects SmartEyeglass to a server to create a new cultural space where the Opera Touch system can provide subtitles, translations, artist info, current action, and even live scoring, to SmartEyeglass for an enhanced opera experience within your line of sight.

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SmartEyeglass used to enhance opera experiences with immersive Opera Touch SL service

Use SmartBand 2 sensor data for innovative Android and iOS applications

As an app developer, you can retrieve sensor data from SmartBand 2 using standard sets of APIs for Android and iOS platforms. Depending on the platform you are developing for, you can use Sony’s Lifelog API, Google Fit APIs or Apple’s HealthKit. You can then analyse and process the sensor data to provide useful insights and visualizations that can help your users live a healthier lifestyle.

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Use SmartBand 2 sensor data for innovative Android and iOS applications

VerbaVoice uses SmartEyeglass to create a live communication service

Sony and VerbaVoice are collaborating on a project to provide live audio transcriptions and translations on SmartEyeglass. VerbaVoice, a company providing accessibility services through technology, have created an app, LiveCap, which converts speech into text and, also, provides language translations. These captions are superimposed on the SmartEyeglass. If you wear the SmartEyeglass at a speaker event, you could receive the speech as text on your SmartEyeglass, or even translated into a language you can understand.

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VerbaVoice uses SmartEyeglass to create a live communication service

SmartEyeglass as heads-up display for an AR experience with Parrot drones

Drone Control, the new drone controlling app from Sony, was released as open source today for Xperia™ devices and SmartEyeglass. The app works with Parrot drones to get real time flight data and battery life info, for example, superimposed on SmartEyeglass for an augmented reality (AR) experience.

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SmartEyeglass as heads-up display for an AR experience with Parrot drones
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