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]

Control a drone with SmartEyeglass and SmartWatch 2

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

Our top 5 SmartWatch 2 developer tips

SmartWatch 2 is one of Sony’s most popular devices among developers, as it enables a lot of innovative use cases related to remote control, notifications and much more. If you haven’t developed your own SmartWatch 2 app yet, or if you’re looking tweaking your existing SmartWatch 2 app, we’ve gathered our top 5 tips for developers in this post.

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Our top 5 SmartWatch 2 developer tips

SmartWatch 2 API documentation now available online

SmartWatch 2 is a success among app developers, with over 500 apps available on Google Play. When developing SmartWatch 2 apps developers have until now had to struggle with quite massive PDFs for the API documentation, but that’s about to change. All the documentation have now been revised based on all the requests and input we have received, and we have made the SmartWatch 2 API documentation available online as web pages at developer.sony.com.

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SmartWatch 2 API documentation now available online

Wearables developer Alexander “Azya” Zakharyan shares his secrets to SmartWatch 2 success

With the recent update to the SmartWatch 2 software, users are able to customise the watch face of SmartWatch 2. Better yet, the latest version of the Sony Add-on SDK gives you, as a developer, access to the Widget API, which allows you to develop clocks and widgets for the SmartWatch 2 watch face. To further inspire your wearables development, check out our interview with Alexander “Azya” Zakharyan who has increased downloads on Google Play by specialising in watch-related SmartWatch 2 apps.

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Wearables developer Alexander “Azya” Zakharyan shares his secrets to SmartWatch 2 success

Add Active Low Power Mode support to your SmartWatch 2 app [tutorial]

Active Low Power Mode is one of the new features for SmartWatch 2 developers, available in the latest version of the Sony Add-on SDK. In Active Low Power Mode, the content of an app is displayed in greyscale on the SmartWatch 2 display to save battery time, which is good for use cases such as fitness tracking apps that runs throughout an exercise session. Learn how to develop apps using Active Low Power Mode in this tutorial!

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Add Active Low Power Mode support to your SmartWatch 2 app [tutorial]

Use low-power mode in your SmartWatch 2 app with the updated Sony Add-on SDK

Today the Sony Add-on SDK is released in a new version, which contains low-power mode and widget API support for SmartWatch 2. The update also includes new possibilities for Small Apps, including increased possibilities to change the look-and feel of a Small App and more.

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Use low-power mode in your SmartWatch 2 app with the updated Sony Add-on SDK

Customise your own watch faces for SmartWatch 2

Many people have asked for it, and with the latest software update for SmartWatch 2, it is now possible to create custom watch faces for SmartWatch 2. The watch face editor is available through the Smart Connect app on your smartphone, and it enables you to create custom watch faces where you combine different clocks and widgets.

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Customise your own watch faces for SmartWatch 2
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