Camera Remote API beta updated with new features, and support for FDR-X1000 and HDR-AS200

Today we have released the Camera Remote API beta SDK v2.00, which adds support for the new Action Cams, FDR-X1000 and HDR-AS200, announced last week. The update also includes several exciting new API features such as loop recording, advanced audio settings and wind noise reduction.

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Camera Remote API beta updated with new features, and support for FDR-X1000 and HDR-AS200

Lifelog API now available: Boost your app with lifestyle data

Today we are happy to release the Lifelog API, which gives you as a developer secure access to lifestyle data of your users. This way, you can provide your users with insight and inspire smarter choices based on their physical activities, app usage and location. Of course, the user has full control and must approve to share data with your app.

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Lifelog API now available: Boost your app with lifestyle data

Control a drone with SmartEyeglass and SmartWatch 2 [tutorial]

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.

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Control a drone with SmartEyeglass and SmartWatch 2 [tutorial]

Have product questions? Xperia Care has answers!

Sony is here to support you globally. Whether you need to download new software or want to find out about the latest new features, our colleagues at Xperia Care have got the answers for you. The help and support you need is right at your fingertips with the Xperia Care app. And as the main focus of Developer World is helping Android app and game developers, we want to take the opportunity to guide you to the right point of contact.

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Have product questions? Xperia Care has answers!

AOSP update: Qualcomm-based 2014 Xperia devices now supported [video]

Today we’ve added Xperia E3 and Xperia T3 to our open device project, which means that developers can now build their own version of AOSP for most* Qualcomm®-based Xperia devices released during 2014. We’ve also updated the source code for Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia M2 to improve stability.

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AOSP update: Qualcomm-based 2014 Xperia devices now supported [video]

Sony <3 openness

Don't miss out when Alin Jerpelea and the Open Device team add new devices, software versions or instructions related to AOSP.

AR rendering API now included in the SmartEyeglass SDK

Today we have released a new version of the SmartEyeglass SDK (Developer Preview) that includes a new AR rendering API. That means you can now render text and graphics to stay overlaid onto fixed real-world positions seen through SmartEyeglass. If the user turns to look in another direction, the text and graphics will stay overlaid the fixed position as long as the object is still in view.

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AR rendering API now included in the SmartEyeglass SDK

How to unlock the boot loader of an Xperia device [video]

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.

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How to unlock the boot loader of an Xperia device [video]

Learn how to display 3D graphics on SmartEyeglass [tutorial]

Did you know that SmartEyeglass can display advanced 3D graphics, overlaid on the user’s field of vision? In this tutorial Sony Software Engineer Ahmet Yildirim describes how this can be done using Open Graphics Library (OpenGL). Ahmet has also created a 3D model viewer sample app that we are making available as open source.

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Learn how to display 3D graphics on SmartEyeglass [tutorial]

Handygames: “Now’s the best time for wearable gaming”

If you plan to develop apps using wearables for gaming, you’re about to enter an exciting new field of innovative user experience. This post lets you in on some of the secrets to why HandyGames made a success using SmartWatch 2 as a controller for their mobile game Aces of the Luftwaffe.

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Handygames: “Now’s the best time for wearable gaming”

System performance verification – Touchscreen technology series 4 [video]

This is the fourth article in our touchscreen technology series. In this article, the focus is on the touch panel system test, which examines the time it takes for events to travel through the touch screen ecosystem. Our touchscreen experts – Magnus Johansson, Master Systems Engineer software, and Alexander Hunt, Senior Systems Engineer hardware – also explain the equipment used for testing, as well as specific observations that are monitored, including latency, frame rate, and display refresh speed.

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System performance verification – Touchscreen technology series 4 [video]

Augmented reality made possible

Learn how to develop apps with the new SmartEyeglass SDK.

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