Sony has a lot to offer Android developers at this year’s Droidcon London, happening the 29th – 30th of October. Come to our session to learn how to customize your own Xperia smartphone with open source software. In our booth, get hands-on with our latest flagship series – the Xperia Z5. And try on SmartEyeglass, Sony’s binocular, see-through eyewear, which comes with an SDK to let you create your own augmented reality apps.
We have a new release of the SmartEyeglass SDK. This version, SmartEyeglass SDK v1.1, includes minor changes and fixes to sample projects. The SampleCamera project has been simplified for ease of use so you can find camera functionalities much better. If you’re a developer, use this sample project to kick-off development of your camera app for SmartEyeglass.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today Rochester Optical has announced the official launch of their new prescription lens insert for SmartEyeglass. Another lens insert from Jins is already available on the Japanese market. The prescription lenses allow anyone who usually wears prescription glasses to use SmartEyeglass’ augmented reality display.
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.