Test and verify your app for free on real Xperia devices

In October last year we launched Sony’s Remote Device Lab (beta), a free web service that allows you to test and verify your app on real Xperia devices. After each session the devices are factory reset, which means that you can safely try out your app on a variety of devices with different specifications. If you haven’t done so already, head over to Remote Device Lab (beta) to try it out. Read on to learn more about this service.

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Test and verify your app for free on real Xperia devices

Learn how to calculate calories and daily totals with new Lifelog API guides

Today we’re updating the Lifelog API with two new guides, which can help you turn data into valuable insight for your users. With these new guides, you can now learn how to calculate daily totals from the values returned from the API, and how to turn energy expenditure data into calories burned.

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Learn how to calculate calories and daily totals with new Lifelog API guides

Announcing SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1: pre-order starting today in UK and Germany

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.

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Announcing SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1: pre-order starting today in UK and Germany

SmartEyeglass inspirational demo by APX Labs [video]

With true augmented reality available in SmartEyeglass, this wearable is perfect for use in professional markets, as well as in niche consumer segments, to help solve specific tasks in specific use cases. At CES in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago, some examples of this were shown in a collaborative demo made by APX Labs and Sony. Check out the video above to see how SmartEyeglass could be used in business verticals, to help perform certain work duties.

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SmartEyeglass inspirational demo by APX Labs [video]

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

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

Learn how to display 3D graphics on SmartEyeglass

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

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”
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