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0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

Manual Focus by using steps with Sony JSON Camera API

I have question regarding manual focus with SONY Camera JSON API. For the automation of the FocusStack feature (combining more images with different focus values into the resulting one, to achieve the...

Latest answer by Robert - Sony: Unfortunately you won't be able to control the camera focus in such a manual way. When it comes to focus control here is what you can do: Change the focus mode (Single AF/Continuous AF/Direct Manual F...

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

Sony Smarteyeglass detect QR code with jpeg stream

I am trying to detect qr codes with the sony smarteyeglass When I use CAMERA_MODE_STILL i can capture a picture and detect the barcode in it works fine! Now when I change the recording mode to CAMERA_...

Latest answer by Robert - Sony: Sorry for the late reply. You should be able to use the CAMERA_MODE_JPG_STREAM_LOW_RATE option and capture the images you need frame by frame and send them to zing. If you start from the SampleCameraC...

0 votes 1 answer

localhost sony sony-smarteyeglass

Livestreaming app for the SmartEyeglass - Localhost

I have downloaded the Livestreaming App for the SmartEyeglass and I want to enter certain things to it but I don't know how.For the App to work you need to install it to your phone and open the localh...

Latest answer by mldeveloper: To update the localhost server, you will need to edit the HTML and Javascript files located in the PC-nodeJS-Server folder running on your PC.

-1 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

How to install the custom app to the Android phone for using Sony-SmartEyeGlass?

Dear Developers of the Sony SmartEyeGlass(SED-E1) This is the 1st time question to the Stack Overflow.And my English ability is poor.You may think that my question is a little hard to understand, plea...

Latest answer by Robert - Sony: Yes you will have to use the SmartEyeglass SDK to have your app appear on the glasses. I would recommend checking out our documentation on the SmartEyeglass developer site here: https://developer.sony...

1 vote 1 answer

android sony sony-smarteyeglass

Sony Smart Eye Glass can't activate High Power Mode

I'm using below API utils.setPowerMode(Intents.POWER_MODE_HIGH); I usually can't activate High Power Mode of Sony Smart Eye Glass even try on built-in camera app of the Glass. I tried with many Androi...

Latest answer by mldeveloper: Unfortunately, this is a known bug and there isn't a workaround available at this time. You can check our SmartEyeglass developer page for updates in the future https://developer.sony.com/develop/wear...

0 votes 1 answer

qr-code sony sony-smarteyeglass

QR Code Reader for Sony SmartEyeglass

$ Hello, I am using an app I found on Github https://github.com/simsor/SmartEyeglassQRCode/blob/master/AndroidApp/app/src/main/java/com/example/sony/smarteyeglass/extension/helloworld/HelloWorldContro...

Accepted answer by stackg91: The problem is the doWebsiteCommunication(result.getText()); Just replace it with updateLayout(result.getText()); This should work fine PS: the doWebsiteCommunication was meant to update an external W...

Where do I get the shared library " com.sony.smallapp.framework" from?

I strarted developing an app that uses Sony Smartwatch 2 as an "secondary screen". Therefore I had a look to the sample apps that come with Sonys Add-on SDK 3.0 but I dint not get all of them to work...

Accepted answer by mldeveloper: To add to what teepee said above. Seems you are trying to run the wrong sample apps. For SW2 you should be running the samples in the /samples/SmartExtensions folder. Small Apps is something completel...

Retrieving Heart Rate Data from Sony Band SWR12

I am working on retrieving heart rate data from the Sony Band 2 (SWR12). I would like to do this using the Google Fit Sensors API. I followed the sample and tutorials by google here:https://github.com...

Latest answer by ja12: I managed to record and read the grouped data with the following code: private void suscribeDataFitness(){ Fitness.RecordingApi.subscribe(mApiClient, DataType.AGGREGATE_HEART_RATE_SUMMARY) .setResultC...

4 votes 4 answers

android nfc sony sony-smartwatch

Is there an NFC API for the Smartwatch 3 (SWR50)

Just to be sure and have clarification of that at first, is the NFC of the Smartwatch 3 just an embedded tag or is it a theoretically fully functioning NFC-chip? Hoping it's not just a tag, we want to...

Accepted answer by shellström: There is a fully functional chip in the SmartWatch 3. It is today acting according to the spec linked by CM787 (here's a new one as the old one seems dead). When Android Wear officially expands on the...

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smartwatch

Sony, sony-smartwatch

I have a One Question: I newly starting developing for Sony Smart Watch 3. I established all environment setup for developing but I can't able to connect my sony smart watch 3 with nexus 7 tablet. So...

Latest answer by Frank im Wald: Hard to tell from the little information you're providing. But sometimes it helps to reset the smartwatch to its factory settings. Find 'Reset Device' in the settings menu tap to confirm Also don't fo...

1 vote 2 answers

android sdk sony sony-smartwatch

sony add-on sdk 2.0?

I would like to make an app for my Sony Smartwatch SW2. As I have an Android 4.1.2 (API 16) phone (it does not support higher versions), I guess I must use Sony Add-on SDK 2.0. But I am having a hard...

Latest answer by Naheel: You can download v3.0, all what you'll need for SW2 is the samples that can be founded on Android-sdk/add-ons/addon-sony_add-on_sdk_3_0-sony-19/samples/SmartExtensions/

2 votes 3 answers

android sony sony-smartwatch

Sony SmartWatch 3 (SWR50) no longer returns Sensor.TYPE_LINEAR_ACCELERATION

I am writing an application which uses the Sensor.TYPE_LINEAR_ACCELERATION. mAccelerometer = mSensorManager.getDefaultSensor(Sensor.TYPE_LINEAR_ACCELERATION); This was working up until recently howeve...

Accepted answer by mldeveloper: Sounds strange that it would just stop working all of a sudden. Did you install any firmware updates recently? Have you tried power cycling the watch? Have you tried doing a factory reset?

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smartwatch

Sony Smartband 2 Beat-To-Beat RR intervals data

Is it possible to access the raw beat-to-beat RR intervals data from Sony Smartband 2 API? If not, are there any other commercial wearable devices that can provide access to this data? Any help would...

Accepted answer by Robert - Sony: Not sure about other wearable devices, but the Smartband 2 does not have a direct way to access it's data. The only data available is what you can pull from partner API's. Here is an article that goes...

Control App Sony Smartwatch2

Hello I am developing an app for the Sony Smartwatch 2 and I have a couple of questions: First: is it possible to Launch the "app on the watch" using the app on my phone? I mean I want to be able to c...

Latest answer by Robert - Sony: If you want to start the SmartWatch 2 you can do it using this code: Intent i1 = new Intent("com.sonyericsson.extras.aef.control.START_REQUEST"); i1.putExtra("aea_package_name", "com.youpackage.name"...

-1 votes 2 answers

api camera wifi sony

Connect Sony ILCE QX 1 to existing wifi

I have 2 Sony ILCE-QX1 cameras. I'm looking for a way to have these two cameras up and running at the same time, and to be able to communicate (= take picture, zoom in/out) to them via Sony API at sam...

Accepted answer by Mungewell: I believe that the QX-1 supports the "multi connection" mode http://helpguide.sony.net/ilc/1440/v1/en/contents/TP0000533738.html Personally don't have a camera which supports multi, but in theory its...

1 vote 1 answer

camera sony

Acces to content on sony camcorder

I'm playing with the API on a camcorder Sony CX-625. I can start/stop a record, change zoom over a Wifi connection. This is nice, but ... Now, I need to download the content store on the SD card over...

Latest answer by Robert - Sony: You should be able to download the image using HTTP get. For instance if you run the "actTakePicture" command you will be returned the url for the image. Having this url will allow you to download the...

3 votes 1 answer

c# camera sony sony-camera-api

Sony Camera API with C#

I have asked a previous question on SO with regards to the Sony Camera API and I did get some help but I am still having a problem. I found the following library https://github.com/kazyx/kz-remote-api...

Accepted answer by GANDA1F: I finally got my thing working and I tried to put it in such a manner so that it is easily understandable. If anyone would like my Sony Library that I wrote that please let me know as I also tried the...

1 vote 1 answer

camera sony sony-camera-api

Movie Shooting Mode, Not Supported

I'm developing an application with the Sony Camera Remote API, using the a6000 as a test device. When calling startRecMode I get the following error message on the camera - The movie shooting mode of...

Latest answer by mldeveloper: Check that you are running the latest firmware for the camera. You can get it here: http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/swu-download.pl?mdl=ILCE6000&upd_id=10403&os_group_id=5.

How to download recorded video on Sony video camera with Sony Camera API

I am working on a project which needs to record and download a video using Sony Video Camera. I only see transfer image from the API but there is no transfer for videos. Is there any way to download t...

Latest answer by Mungewell: Not 100% what you are asking. You also don't say what camera you have. The Liveview images continue during pause and recording. These are lower resolution/fps jpeg images, you could stack a number of...

Retrieving Heart Rate Data from Sony Band SWR12

I am working on retrieving heart rate data from the Sony Band 2 (SWR12). I would like to do this using the Google Fit Sensors API. I followed the sample and tutorials by google here:https://github.com...

Latest answer by ja12: I managed to record and read the grouped data with the following code: private void suscribeDataFitness(){ Fitness.RecordingApi.subscribe(mApiClient, DataType.AGGREGATE_HEART_RATE_SUMMARY) .setResultC...

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-lifelog-api

Get a weird reponse while trying to request data from the lifelog-api

I'm having problems with requesting data, it works fine when I try it in the API explorer but when I'm about to make a request from my webapp it just responds with a status of 200 and a body filled wi...

Accepted answer by Emil Nolin: since your are requesting gzip encoding you need to tell request to expect gzipped content, just add gzip: true to you options. const options = { url: 'https://apigateway.lifelog.sonymobile.com/v1/use...

0 votes 2 answers

sony sony-lifelog-api

Can I access Lifelog APIs from my android application

When ever I tried to authorize my android application. But It gives me Unauthorized user error.. Can i access lifelog data on my android application using these lifelog REST API's? could some one sugg...

Latest answer by Robert - Sony: What steps have you tried to retrieve data from the API? Are you following the instructions from the Lifelog Authorization page? https://developer.sony.com/develop/services/lifelog-api/authentication...

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-lifelog-api

How frequent does Lifelog uploads the data to its platform data store

I want to know how frequent does Lifelog uploads the data it collected to the Lifelog Platform Data store. Cause I want to be able to check in real time what activity the user is doing etc!

Accepted answer by Robert - Sony: I believe that it is going to be difficult for you to consistently pull data in real time. Here is the timing for the updates though. The logger normally uploads data once every hour. Once every 15 mi...

0 votes 1 answer

python ssl sony sony-lifelog-api

SONY Lifelog Api: SSL Handshake failure

I get an SSL handshake failure while trying to reach platform.lifelog.sonymobile.com:443 with either python (with requests library) or openssl. Here are the output I get from openssl ssl3: $ >opens...

Latest answer by Awi: I'm using google-oauth-java-client from https://github.com/google/google-oauth-java-client to get data regularly from lifelog API. No special care was needed for certificates. Previous to Android clie...

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

Manual Focus by using steps with Sony JSON Camera API

I have question regarding manual focus with SONY Camera JSON API. For the automation of the FocusStack feature (combining more images with different focus values into the resulting one, to achieve the...

Latest answer by Robert - Sony: Unfortunately you won't be able to control the camera focus in such a manual way. When it comes to focus control here is what you can do: Change the focus mode (Single AF/Continuous AF/Direct Manual F...

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

Sony Smarteyeglass detect QR code with jpeg stream

I am trying to detect qr codes with the sony smarteyeglass When I use CAMERA_MODE_STILL i can capture a picture and detect the barcode in it works fine! Now when I change the recording mode to CAMERA_...

Latest answer by Robert - Sony: Sorry for the late reply. You should be able to use the CAMERA_MODE_JPG_STREAM_LOW_RATE option and capture the images you need frame by frame and send them to zing. If you start from the SampleCameraC...

0 votes 1 answer

localhost sony sony-smarteyeglass

Livestreaming app for the SmartEyeglass - Localhost

I have downloaded the Livestreaming App for the SmartEyeglass and I want to enter certain things to it but I don't know how.For the App to work you need to install it to your phone and open the localh...

Latest answer by mldeveloper: To update the localhost server, you will need to edit the HTML and Javascript files located in the PC-nodeJS-Server folder running on your PC.

-1 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

How to install the custom app to the Android phone for using Sony-SmartEyeGlass?

Dear Developers of the Sony SmartEyeGlass(SED-E1) This is the 1st time question to the Stack Overflow.And my English ability is poor.You may think that my question is a little hard to understand, plea...

Latest answer by Robert - Sony: Yes you will have to use the SmartEyeglass SDK to have your app appear on the glasses. I would recommend checking out our documentation on the SmartEyeglass developer site here: https://developer.sony...

1 vote 1 answer

android sony sony-smarteyeglass

Sony Smart Eye Glass can't activate High Power Mode

I'm using below API utils.setPowerMode(Intents.POWER_MODE_HIGH); I usually can't activate High Power Mode of Sony Smart Eye Glass even try on built-in camera app of the Glass. I tried with many Androi...

Latest answer by mldeveloper: Unfortunately, this is a known bug and there isn't a workaround available at this time. You can check our SmartEyeglass developer page for updates in the future https://developer.sony.com/develop/wear...

0 votes 1 answer

qr-code sony sony-smarteyeglass

QR Code Reader for Sony SmartEyeglass

$ Hello, I am using an app I found on Github https://github.com/simsor/SmartEyeglassQRCode/blob/master/AndroidApp/app/src/main/java/com/example/sony/smarteyeglass/extension/helloworld/HelloWorldContro...

Accepted answer by stackg91: The problem is the doWebsiteCommunication(result.getText()); Just replace it with updateLayout(result.getText()); This should work fine PS: the doWebsiteCommunication was meant to update an external W...

Where do I get the shared library " com.sony.smallapp.framework" from?

I strarted developing an app that uses Sony Smartwatch 2 as an "secondary screen". Therefore I had a look to the sample apps that come with Sonys Add-on SDK 3.0 but I dint not get all of them to work...

Accepted answer by mldeveloper: To add to what teepee said above. Seems you are trying to run the wrong sample apps. For SW2 you should be running the samples in the /samples/SmartExtensions folder. Small Apps is something completel...

Retrieving Heart Rate Data from Sony Band SWR12

I am working on retrieving heart rate data from the Sony Band 2 (SWR12). I would like to do this using the Google Fit Sensors API. I followed the sample and tutorials by google here:https://github.com...

Latest answer by ja12: I managed to record and read the grouped data with the following code: private void suscribeDataFitness(){ Fitness.RecordingApi.subscribe(mApiClient, DataType.AGGREGATE_HEART_RATE_SUMMARY) .setResultC...

4 votes 4 answers

android nfc sony sony-smartwatch

Is there an NFC API for the Smartwatch 3 (SWR50)

Just to be sure and have clarification of that at first, is the NFC of the Smartwatch 3 just an embedded tag or is it a theoretically fully functioning NFC-chip? Hoping it's not just a tag, we want to...

Accepted answer by shellström: There is a fully functional chip in the SmartWatch 3. It is today acting according to the spec linked by CM787 (here's a new one as the old one seems dead). When Android Wear officially expands on the...

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smartwatch

Sony, sony-smartwatch

I have a One Question: I newly starting developing for Sony Smart Watch 3. I established all environment setup for developing but I can't able to connect my sony smart watch 3 with nexus 7 tablet. So...

Latest answer by Frank im Wald: Hard to tell from the little information you're providing. But sometimes it helps to reset the smartwatch to its factory settings. Find 'Reset Device' in the settings menu tap to confirm Also don't fo...

1 vote 2 answers

android sdk sony sony-smartwatch

sony add-on sdk 2.0?

I would like to make an app for my Sony Smartwatch SW2. As I have an Android 4.1.2 (API 16) phone (it does not support higher versions), I guess I must use Sony Add-on SDK 2.0. But I am having a hard...

Latest answer by Naheel: You can download v3.0, all what you'll need for SW2 is the samples that can be founded on Android-sdk/add-ons/addon-sony_add-on_sdk_3_0-sony-19/samples/SmartExtensions/

2 votes 3 answers

android sony sony-smartwatch

Sony SmartWatch 3 (SWR50) no longer returns Sensor.TYPE_LINEAR_ACCELERATION

I am writing an application which uses the Sensor.TYPE_LINEAR_ACCELERATION. mAccelerometer = mSensorManager.getDefaultSensor(Sensor.TYPE_LINEAR_ACCELERATION); This was working up until recently howeve...

Accepted answer by mldeveloper: Sounds strange that it would just stop working all of a sudden. Did you install any firmware updates recently? Have you tried power cycling the watch? Have you tried doing a factory reset?

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smartwatch

Sony Smartband 2 Beat-To-Beat RR intervals data

Is it possible to access the raw beat-to-beat RR intervals data from Sony Smartband 2 API? If not, are there any other commercial wearable devices that can provide access to this data? Any help would...

Accepted answer by Robert - Sony: Not sure about other wearable devices, but the Smartband 2 does not have a direct way to access it's data. The only data available is what you can pull from partner API's. Here is an article that goes...

Control App Sony Smartwatch2

Hello I am developing an app for the Sony Smartwatch 2 and I have a couple of questions: First: is it possible to Launch the "app on the watch" using the app on my phone? I mean I want to be able to c...

Latest answer by Robert - Sony: If you want to start the SmartWatch 2 you can do it using this code: Intent i1 = new Intent("com.sonyericsson.extras.aef.control.START_REQUEST"); i1.putExtra("aea_package_name", "com.youpackage.name"...

-1 votes 2 answers

api camera wifi sony

Connect Sony ILCE QX 1 to existing wifi

I have 2 Sony ILCE-QX1 cameras. I'm looking for a way to have these two cameras up and running at the same time, and to be able to communicate (= take picture, zoom in/out) to them via Sony API at sam...

Accepted answer by Mungewell: I believe that the QX-1 supports the "multi connection" mode http://helpguide.sony.net/ilc/1440/v1/en/contents/TP0000533738.html Personally don't have a camera which supports multi, but in theory its...

1 vote 1 answer

camera sony

Acces to content on sony camcorder

I'm playing with the API on a camcorder Sony CX-625. I can start/stop a record, change zoom over a Wifi connection. This is nice, but ... Now, I need to download the content store on the SD card over...

Latest answer by Robert - Sony: You should be able to download the image using HTTP get. For instance if you run the "actTakePicture" command you will be returned the url for the image. Having this url will allow you to download the...

3 votes 1 answer

c# camera sony sony-camera-api

Sony Camera API with C#

I have asked a previous question on SO with regards to the Sony Camera API and I did get some help but I am still having a problem. I found the following library https://github.com/kazyx/kz-remote-api...

Accepted answer by GANDA1F: I finally got my thing working and I tried to put it in such a manner so that it is easily understandable. If anyone would like my Sony Library that I wrote that please let me know as I also tried the...

1 vote 1 answer

camera sony sony-camera-api

Movie Shooting Mode, Not Supported

I'm developing an application with the Sony Camera Remote API, using the a6000 as a test device. When calling startRecMode I get the following error message on the camera - The movie shooting mode of...

Latest answer by mldeveloper: Check that you are running the latest firmware for the camera. You can get it here: http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/swu-download.pl?mdl=ILCE6000&upd_id=10403&os_group_id=5.

How to download recorded video on Sony video camera with Sony Camera API

I am working on a project which needs to record and download a video using Sony Video Camera. I only see transfer image from the API but there is no transfer for videos. Is there any way to download t...

Latest answer by Mungewell: Not 100% what you are asking. You also don't say what camera you have. The Liveview images continue during pause and recording. These are lower resolution/fps jpeg images, you could stack a number of...

Retrieving Heart Rate Data from Sony Band SWR12

I am working on retrieving heart rate data from the Sony Band 2 (SWR12). I would like to do this using the Google Fit Sensors API. I followed the sample and tutorials by google here:https://github.com...

Latest answer by ja12: I managed to record and read the grouped data with the following code: private void suscribeDataFitness(){ Fitness.RecordingApi.subscribe(mApiClient, DataType.AGGREGATE_HEART_RATE_SUMMARY) .setResultC...

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-lifelog-api

Get a weird reponse while trying to request data from the lifelog-api

I'm having problems with requesting data, it works fine when I try it in the API explorer but when I'm about to make a request from my webapp it just responds with a status of 200 and a body filled wi...

Accepted answer by Emil Nolin: since your are requesting gzip encoding you need to tell request to expect gzipped content, just add gzip: true to you options. const options = { url: 'https://apigateway.lifelog.sonymobile.com/v1/use...

0 votes 2 answers

sony sony-lifelog-api

Can I access Lifelog APIs from my android application

When ever I tried to authorize my android application. But It gives me Unauthorized user error.. Can i access lifelog data on my android application using these lifelog REST API's? could some one sugg...

Latest answer by Robert - Sony: What steps have you tried to retrieve data from the API? Are you following the instructions from the Lifelog Authorization page? https://developer.sony.com/develop/services/lifelog-api/authentication...

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-lifelog-api

How frequent does Lifelog uploads the data to its platform data store

I want to know how frequent does Lifelog uploads the data it collected to the Lifelog Platform Data store. Cause I want to be able to check in real time what activity the user is doing etc!

Accepted answer by Robert - Sony: I believe that it is going to be difficult for you to consistently pull data in real time. Here is the timing for the updates though. The logger normally uploads data once every hour. Once every 15 mi...

0 votes 1 answer

python ssl sony sony-lifelog-api

SONY Lifelog Api: SSL Handshake failure

I get an SSL handshake failure while trying to reach platform.lifelog.sonymobile.com:443 with either python (with requests library) or openssl. Here are the output I get from openssl ssl3: $ >opens...

Latest answer by Awi: I'm using google-oauth-java-client from https://github.com/google/google-oauth-java-client to get data regularly from lifelog API. No special care was needed for certificates. Previous to Android clie...