Livestreaming App for SmartEyeglass available as open source project

Hi, my name is Ahmet Yildirim and I’m a Software Engineer working with Sony’s SmartEyeglass. To showcase one of the many ways that you can utilize SmartEyeglass as a complete hands-free solution, my colleagues Robert McCain, Marlin Liew and I developed a sample application called ‘Livestreaming App for SmartEyeglass’. You can use the SmartEyeglass camera to show a colleague what you are looking at while they communicate with you through text that displays on SmartEyeglass.

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Livestreaming App for SmartEyeglass available as open source project

Humberto Borba is the Hero Open Source Developer for November-December 2015

We’re happy to announce that we’ve selected the Hero Open Source Developer for the months of November and December – Humberto Borba of Brazil. Learn more about his contributions, and how you could be recognised, after the jump.

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Humberto Borba is the Hero Open Source Developer for November-December 2015

Open device update: Instructions for how to access UART ports now available

To make it easier for community developers to work with the Xperia™ devices supported in our Open Device program, we are now providing instructions for how to access the UART ports on these. UART ports are extremely useful when working on embedded development, and are commonly used by developers to observe boot and debug messages, interact with the system via a shell, and for kernel development. Click on read more to go straight to the instructions.

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Open device update: Instructions for how to access UART ports now available

Experimental AOSP camera available for experienced developers

Today, we’ve made an open source camera implementation available to use with AOSP for Xperia. This developer-only camera is available for select devices in our Open Device program and the development snapshot will enable developers to create a custom ROM with basic camera functionality. Please note that the open source camera, based on Qualcomm© framework, lacks all the Sony unique enhancements, is not calibrated, and is not designed for daily use.

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Experimental AOSP camera available for experienced developers

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

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]

Amazon Custom Resources open source project available on GitHub [open source]

Are you a DevOps engineer or a back-end server developer, working with Amazon Web Services? Then why not check out the latest addition to Sony’s open source project on GitHub Amazon Custom Resource GitHub project – see how it can help with simplifying server environments.

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Amazon Custom Resources open source project available on GitHub [open source]

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 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

Humberto Borba selected as hero open source developer for May-June 2015

Developer World team has selected the next hero open source developer who has made the most accepted commits to our projects on the SonyXperiaDev GitHub. During the months of May and June, Brazilian developer Humberto Borba contributed the most to our projects. Read on for more details about Humberto, and learn how you could become the next hero open source developer.

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Humberto Borba selected as hero open source developer for May-June 2015
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