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513 Sony related questions
1 vote 2 answers

opengl-es sony sony-smarteyeglass

OpenGL ES in SmartEyeGlass

I'm looking at the Sony SmartEyeGlass and it seems like the only way to interact with the "augmented reality layer" (what's drawn on the glasses) is through the proprietary Sony APIs. I'm wondering wh...

Latest answer by teepee: At the moment, there isn't a special API to connect with OpenGL. The way how to achieve OpenGL rendering with SmartEyeglass is to render your content directly to a Bitmap and show it using SmartEyegla...

1 vote 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

Newline in Dialog using SmartEyeglassControlUtils.showDialogMessage method

Is it possible to have newlines in the dialogs? Using showDialogMessage of SmartEyeglassControlUtils I tried sending text with both \n and <br/> in it but both not working. \n is not visible tho...

Accepted answer by Ahmet SONY: Unfortunately newline is not supported in dialogs. Because dialogs are designed to be simple and short. Although you can use regular Android layouts to display more detailed views on SmartEyeglass.

-2 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

Sony sony-smarteyeglass other smartphones

is it possible to run Sony-smarteyeglass SDK on devices of other manufactures or can it run on only Sony devices like SonyExperia? Regards

Latest answer by Ahmet SONY: It is possible to use Sony SmartEyeglass and its SDK, with any android smartphone. You only need to install SmartConnect on your device : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonyericsson...

1 vote 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

scrollable text in detail cards of list of items

I am trying to add a scrollable textview in to my cards. Looking through the AdvancedLayout example I noticed that I have to either comment out onKey, onTab event listeners or call the super class lis...

Latest answer by teepee: With sendTextViewLayoutId you define, which TextView will be scrollable. You call it, after your layout is sent to be shown. Try to set the TextView width and height relatively to your layout, instead...

1 vote 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

List of lists in sdk for smartglass

The examples contain a well working example of lists of items called AdvancedLayout. It has a list of items and details for each item. My question is that if it is possible or if sony has an example p...

Latest answer by teepee: It is possible to achieve this feature. Currently you need to implement it manually. The same way, how you display the first level of Items Gallery, you display the second level of Items Gallery after...

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

Can Sony Smart Glass be used on platforms other than Android?

Anybody know, does the Sony SmartGlass SDK support use outside of Android? For example use with windows/ Linux via a bluetooth connection?

Latest answer by teepee: Currently there is only SDK available for Android devices. Also the host application, which is responsible for accessory - host device communication is available only for Android. For more information...

0 votes 2 answers

sony sony-smarteyeglass

Is that possible to develop an Android app to control Sony SmartEyeglass?

We know Sony SmartEyeglass has a host app installed on Android device and a wired controller. It seems that the HostApp is a service without UI running on Android. Is it possible to build an Android a...

Latest answer by Marlin SONY: Yes, this is possible using the SmartEyeglass SDK. See here for documentation and details on where to download: https://developer.sony.com/develop/wearables/smarteyeglass-sdk/

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

Testing Apps on Sony SmartEyeGlass Emulator

Friends, I'm starting to develop for Sony SmartEyeGlass and I have some issues. To test an App I'm developing is needed to uninstall the SmartEyeGlass Emulator from my device every time? Is there anot...

Accepted answer by teepee: You set-up your testing environment only once. Make sure you have installed all 3 required apps: SmartConnect from google play, SmartEyeglass.apk and SmartEyeglassEmulator.apk. As described here: http...

1 vote 3 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 SONY: 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...

1 vote 2 answers

sony sony-smartwatch

Events way of erasing you've no longer erase SONY SmartWatch2

Since not write only Japanese I'm using the google translation. I have been the development of now SmartWatch2. But trouble is that has happened. Phenomenon occurs that would remain indelible events t...

Latest answer by Marlin SONY: If I understand the question correctly, since the Google Translate from Japanese -> English is often very difficult to understand, you are asking why NotificationUtil.deleteAllEvents() is not removing...

Links in Sony Smartwatch 2

I want to show an image in my Sony Smarwatch Sample project. How can I add a link to an external URL? The URL has to be shown in my device not in the SmartWatch. My code is the following, with this my...

Accepted answer by Robert - Sony: I am not totally sure I understand what you are asking, but if you want to be able to click on something on the watch and have it launch a url you can use this code: Intent intent = new Intent(Intent...

5 votes 2 answers

android sony sony-smartwatch

Sony SmartWatch 2 custom watch faces broken since firmware update

I know this is going to be a duplicate of this -> How to fix custom watch face time on Sony SmartWatch 2 with latest December SW2 update But posting because the original question got closed due to rea...

Accepted answer by Robert - Sony: We have just released an update today to fix this problem. I actually tried out your app after the update and it is giving the correct time now. Give the update a try and let me know if you are still...

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smartwatch vibrate

Sony SmartWatch2: want to change advanced vibration patterns

This is a part of examples, HelloEvents, on Sony addon sdk' examples. I've managed to access the startVibrator and change vibrations successfully on SmartWatch2. But, I want to change the vibration pa...

Latest answer by teepee: The second vibration pattern is overriding the first one. You need to send it, after the first pattern is complete. You can do that for example by using postDelayed, where the delay will be the total...

android sony smartwatch 2 control led not working

I'm developing Sony smart watch extension and need to control over led. I have implemented active low power mode so watch back light can never go off. SO far its working good. But now i need to light...

Accepted answer by shellström SONY: You can set the screen state to SCREEN_STATE_AUTO or SCREEN_STATE_ON as per the API References which effectively switches on the backlight of the screen. https://developer.sony.com/reference/sony-addo...

-1 votes 0 answers

camera sony

USB Multi Cable

I noticed that most of the Sony Cameras I have been testing with the JSON API come with support for the Multi USB Connection. I was interested in if Sony has published the communication spec for this...

1 vote 1 answer

camera sony

A7S Remote Control

I would like to use the A7s via USB Remote Trigger with the following parameters for a user interface on screen: Windows 7 Pro, no other OS at this time There will be no lenses attached, so must work...

Latest answer by Ahmet SONY: Sony A7s camera supports Camera Remote API. This will allow you to control the camera remotely and fetch recorded media over WLAN. The API works over HTTP. So you can actually use it on a Windows comp...

0 votes 1 answer

camera sony

AS15: '403 error' for Supported Movie Quality call

When using the API I am getting 403 errors on the AS15. The call is listed when I request 'supportedApiList'. Available Api List: {'id': 1, 'result': [['getMethodTypes', 'getAvailableApiList', 'setSho...

Latest answer by Marlin SONY: I would suggest checking the API reference documentation "Sony_CameraRemoteAPIbeta_API-Reference_v2.00.pdf" in the "Supported API groups for each compatible cameras" on Page 11. That will tell you exa...

0 votes 2 answers

camera sony

Is there a way to send multiple wifi camera a signal to take a picture at the same time?

I have 20 wifi cameras that are compatible with the camera remote api (all identical). Using the API, is it possible to trigger all of them over wifi to take a picture at the same time? I would basica...

Latest answer by Marlin SONY: That would be possible but since it's only possible to connect one camera to one phone at a time, you would need 20 phones as well and then you could send the command to take a picture to all the phon...

0 votes 1 answer

android camera sony sony-camera-api

Action Cam as100 and 2.0.0 API

I own the as100 and have downloaded the API version 2.0.0. Does this API allow for this hardware: list the content of the images/videos? download a particular image/video? In the Android demo app (Cam...

Latest answer by Marlin SONY: Unfortunately the AS100 does not support listing or downloading images/video. Only the newer AS200 supports those. That is why you aren't seeing "avContent" returned as a service. "guide" is mentioned...

1 vote 1 answer

camera sony

DSC-HX400 RAW image data & Movie Recording

I am currently testing a DSC-HX400. While I am able to do almost everything I need to with the camera there are a couple of items that are not exposed via the API that have frustrated my efforts. 1) T...

Latest answer by Marlin SONY: Answers to the questions below: If the camera cannot capture RAW images, the API will not be able to either. I do not know of a way to capture RAW images but can only comment with regards to the API a...

0 votes 1 answer

camera sony

Use API while charging via USB (Sony QX1)

is it possible to use the camera remote API while charging? I use a Sony QX1. It seems that the camera stops its WLAN connection when you plug in an USB cable even it is only connected with a power ad...

Latest answer by mms: Some of the cameras have an option which will change the USB behaviour. Allowing it to be on while charging. Sony needs to make all these cameras have an 'always on' mode. As is, most have soft power...

-1 votes 1 answer

webrtc sony google-tv android-tv

does android tv lollipop support WebRTC?

I want to write an app for android 5.0 Lollipop smart tv. I need to know if webRTC is supported by the native Chrome version which is installed in these devices. Thanks.

Latest answer by marcbaechinger: Android TV does not have a browser installed. The 'TV app quality' page has a paragraph (TV-WB) that says: "For web content, the app uses WebView components and does not attempt to launch a web browse...

2 votes 2 answers

android in-app-billing google-tv sony

In-app Billing GoogleTV

I try to make a GoogleTV Version of our existing App with In-app Billing. Everything works fine on Tablets and Phones, but I have a Problem to get it running on Google TV. The App get stuck in the Bil...

Latest answer by Mohsin Naeem: Does the Sony NSZ-GS7 support In-app billing? NO "If your device is running Android 3.0, in-app billing requires version 5.0.12 (or higher)" For more read.

0 votes 3 answers

android google-tv tv sony yahoo-widgets

Sony TV web application development (Google TV or Yahoo Connected TV widgets?)

Our customer asked us for the web application demo on Sony TV. I quickly found that for Sony the situation is a bit different then on LG, Samsung or Panasonic and seems to be much worse. There is no S...

Accepted answer by Jeffrey Blattman: the development environment for Sony Google TV is the Android development environment which is of course quite mature and robust. if you have a web application, the user can use the browser of course...

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-xperia sony-lifelog-api

What is that number showing in the Sony Lifelog app represent

Can somebody tell me what is that number represent in the lifelog app. It starts from 0 to 23.So,its not the date. Also,it shows trees in the background.what does that represent. lastly the background...

Accepted answer by Marek Pola: 0 to 23 is the hour of the day. The trees are only there as decoration, I think. Background color represents day or night.

1 vote 2 answers

opengl-es sony sony-smarteyeglass

OpenGL ES in SmartEyeGlass

I'm looking at the Sony SmartEyeGlass and it seems like the only way to interact with the "augmented reality layer" (what's drawn on the glasses) is through the proprietary Sony APIs. I'm wondering wh...

Latest answer by teepee: At the moment, there isn't a special API to connect with OpenGL. The way how to achieve OpenGL rendering with SmartEyeglass is to render your content directly to a Bitmap and show it using SmartEyegla...

1 vote 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

Newline in Dialog using SmartEyeglassControlUtils.showDialogMessage method

Is it possible to have newlines in the dialogs? Using showDialogMessage of SmartEyeglassControlUtils I tried sending text with both \n and <br/> in it but both not working. \n is not visible tho...

Accepted answer by Ahmet SONY: Unfortunately newline is not supported in dialogs. Because dialogs are designed to be simple and short. Although you can use regular Android layouts to display more detailed views on SmartEyeglass.

-2 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

Sony sony-smarteyeglass other smartphones

is it possible to run Sony-smarteyeglass SDK on devices of other manufactures or can it run on only Sony devices like SonyExperia? Regards

Latest answer by Ahmet SONY: It is possible to use Sony SmartEyeglass and its SDK, with any android smartphone. You only need to install SmartConnect on your device : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonyericsson...

1 vote 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

scrollable text in detail cards of list of items

I am trying to add a scrollable textview in to my cards. Looking through the AdvancedLayout example I noticed that I have to either comment out onKey, onTab event listeners or call the super class lis...

Latest answer by teepee: With sendTextViewLayoutId you define, which TextView will be scrollable. You call it, after your layout is sent to be shown. Try to set the TextView width and height relatively to your layout, instead...

1 vote 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

List of lists in sdk for smartglass

The examples contain a well working example of lists of items called AdvancedLayout. It has a list of items and details for each item. My question is that if it is possible or if sony has an example p...

Latest answer by teepee: It is possible to achieve this feature. Currently you need to implement it manually. The same way, how you display the first level of Items Gallery, you display the second level of Items Gallery after...

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

Can Sony Smart Glass be used on platforms other than Android?

Anybody know, does the Sony SmartGlass SDK support use outside of Android? For example use with windows/ Linux via a bluetooth connection?

Latest answer by teepee: Currently there is only SDK available for Android devices. Also the host application, which is responsible for accessory - host device communication is available only for Android. For more information...

0 votes 2 answers

sony sony-smarteyeglass

Is that possible to develop an Android app to control Sony SmartEyeglass?

We know Sony SmartEyeglass has a host app installed on Android device and a wired controller. It seems that the HostApp is a service without UI running on Android. Is it possible to build an Android a...

Latest answer by Marlin SONY: Yes, this is possible using the SmartEyeglass SDK. See here for documentation and details on where to download: https://developer.sony.com/develop/wearables/smarteyeglass-sdk/

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smarteyeglass

Testing Apps on Sony SmartEyeGlass Emulator

Friends, I'm starting to develop for Sony SmartEyeGlass and I have some issues. To test an App I'm developing is needed to uninstall the SmartEyeGlass Emulator from my device every time? Is there anot...

Accepted answer by teepee: You set-up your testing environment only once. Make sure you have installed all 3 required apps: SmartConnect from google play, SmartEyeglass.apk and SmartEyeglassEmulator.apk. As described here: http...

1 vote 3 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 SONY: 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...

1 vote 2 answers

sony sony-smartwatch

Events way of erasing you've no longer erase SONY SmartWatch2

Since not write only Japanese I'm using the google translation. I have been the development of now SmartWatch2. But trouble is that has happened. Phenomenon occurs that would remain indelible events t...

Latest answer by Marlin SONY: If I understand the question correctly, since the Google Translate from Japanese -> English is often very difficult to understand, you are asking why NotificationUtil.deleteAllEvents() is not removing...

Links in Sony Smartwatch 2

I want to show an image in my Sony Smarwatch Sample project. How can I add a link to an external URL? The URL has to be shown in my device not in the SmartWatch. My code is the following, with this my...

Accepted answer by Robert - Sony: I am not totally sure I understand what you are asking, but if you want to be able to click on something on the watch and have it launch a url you can use this code: Intent intent = new Intent(Intent...

5 votes 2 answers

android sony sony-smartwatch

Sony SmartWatch 2 custom watch faces broken since firmware update

I know this is going to be a duplicate of this -> How to fix custom watch face time on Sony SmartWatch 2 with latest December SW2 update But posting because the original question got closed due to rea...

Accepted answer by Robert - Sony: We have just released an update today to fix this problem. I actually tried out your app after the update and it is giving the correct time now. Give the update a try and let me know if you are still...

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-smartwatch vibrate

Sony SmartWatch2: want to change advanced vibration patterns

This is a part of examples, HelloEvents, on Sony addon sdk' examples. I've managed to access the startVibrator and change vibrations successfully on SmartWatch2. But, I want to change the vibration pa...

Latest answer by teepee: The second vibration pattern is overriding the first one. You need to send it, after the first pattern is complete. You can do that for example by using postDelayed, where the delay will be the total...

android sony smartwatch 2 control led not working

I'm developing Sony smart watch extension and need to control over led. I have implemented active low power mode so watch back light can never go off. SO far its working good. But now i need to light...

Accepted answer by shellström SONY: You can set the screen state to SCREEN_STATE_AUTO or SCREEN_STATE_ON as per the API References which effectively switches on the backlight of the screen. https://developer.sony.com/reference/sony-addo...

-1 votes 0 answers

camera sony

USB Multi Cable

I noticed that most of the Sony Cameras I have been testing with the JSON API come with support for the Multi USB Connection. I was interested in if Sony has published the communication spec for this...

1 vote 1 answer

camera sony

A7S Remote Control

I would like to use the A7s via USB Remote Trigger with the following parameters for a user interface on screen: Windows 7 Pro, no other OS at this time There will be no lenses attached, so must work...

Latest answer by Ahmet SONY: Sony A7s camera supports Camera Remote API. This will allow you to control the camera remotely and fetch recorded media over WLAN. The API works over HTTP. So you can actually use it on a Windows comp...

0 votes 1 answer

camera sony

AS15: '403 error' for Supported Movie Quality call

When using the API I am getting 403 errors on the AS15. The call is listed when I request 'supportedApiList'. Available Api List: {'id': 1, 'result': [['getMethodTypes', 'getAvailableApiList', 'setSho...

Latest answer by Marlin SONY: I would suggest checking the API reference documentation "Sony_CameraRemoteAPIbeta_API-Reference_v2.00.pdf" in the "Supported API groups for each compatible cameras" on Page 11. That will tell you exa...

0 votes 2 answers

camera sony

Is there a way to send multiple wifi camera a signal to take a picture at the same time?

I have 20 wifi cameras that are compatible with the camera remote api (all identical). Using the API, is it possible to trigger all of them over wifi to take a picture at the same time? I would basica...

Latest answer by Marlin SONY: That would be possible but since it's only possible to connect one camera to one phone at a time, you would need 20 phones as well and then you could send the command to take a picture to all the phon...

0 votes 1 answer

android camera sony sony-camera-api

Action Cam as100 and 2.0.0 API

I own the as100 and have downloaded the API version 2.0.0. Does this API allow for this hardware: list the content of the images/videos? download a particular image/video? In the Android demo app (Cam...

Latest answer by Marlin SONY: Unfortunately the AS100 does not support listing or downloading images/video. Only the newer AS200 supports those. That is why you aren't seeing "avContent" returned as a service. "guide" is mentioned...

1 vote 1 answer

camera sony

DSC-HX400 RAW image data & Movie Recording

I am currently testing a DSC-HX400. While I am able to do almost everything I need to with the camera there are a couple of items that are not exposed via the API that have frustrated my efforts. 1) T...

Latest answer by Marlin SONY: Answers to the questions below: If the camera cannot capture RAW images, the API will not be able to either. I do not know of a way to capture RAW images but can only comment with regards to the API a...

0 votes 1 answer

camera sony

Use API while charging via USB (Sony QX1)

is it possible to use the camera remote API while charging? I use a Sony QX1. It seems that the camera stops its WLAN connection when you plug in an USB cable even it is only connected with a power ad...

Latest answer by mms: Some of the cameras have an option which will change the USB behaviour. Allowing it to be on while charging. Sony needs to make all these cameras have an 'always on' mode. As is, most have soft power...

-1 votes 1 answer

webrtc sony google-tv android-tv

does android tv lollipop support WebRTC?

I want to write an app for android 5.0 Lollipop smart tv. I need to know if webRTC is supported by the native Chrome version which is installed in these devices. Thanks.

Latest answer by marcbaechinger: Android TV does not have a browser installed. The 'TV app quality' page has a paragraph (TV-WB) that says: "For web content, the app uses WebView components and does not attempt to launch a web browse...

2 votes 2 answers

android in-app-billing google-tv sony

In-app Billing GoogleTV

I try to make a GoogleTV Version of our existing App with In-app Billing. Everything works fine on Tablets and Phones, but I have a Problem to get it running on Google TV. The App get stuck in the Bil...

Latest answer by Mohsin Naeem: Does the Sony NSZ-GS7 support In-app billing? NO "If your device is running Android 3.0, in-app billing requires version 5.0.12 (or higher)" For more read.

0 votes 3 answers

android google-tv tv sony yahoo-widgets

Sony TV web application development (Google TV or Yahoo Connected TV widgets?)

Our customer asked us for the web application demo on Sony TV. I quickly found that for Sony the situation is a bit different then on LG, Samsung or Panasonic and seems to be much worse. There is no S...

Accepted answer by Jeffrey Blattman: the development environment for Sony Google TV is the Android development environment which is of course quite mature and robust. if you have a web application, the user can use the browser of course...

0 votes 1 answer

sony sony-xperia sony-lifelog-api

What is that number showing in the Sony Lifelog app represent

Can somebody tell me what is that number represent in the lifelog app. It starts from 0 to 23.So,its not the date. Also,it shows trees in the background.what does that represent. lastly the background...

Accepted answer by Marek Pola: 0 to 23 is the hour of the day. The trees are only there as decoration, I think. Background color represents day or night.