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544 Sony related questions
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/

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...

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...

0 votes 1 answer

android sony sony-smartwatch

How to differ between onClick and onLongClick on Smartwatch2

I'm trying to make this work: ControlView btnClearCounter = mLayout.findViewById(R.id.btn_clear); btnClearCounter.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() { @Override public void onClick() { mCounter...

Latest answer by Robert - Sony: I think that you may be better of overriding the onTouch handler in this instance. There is an example of this in the HelloLayouts sample. Here is the code: @Override public void onTouch(ControlTouchE...

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...

Latest 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...

-2 votes 4 answers

camera sony

Camera Remote API beta SDK: How to synchronize multiple DSC QX 100 cameras

Can we control multiple DSC-QX100 cameras using the Camera Remote API SDK from an iPad OS7? The objective is to cause multiple cameras to "snap" picture at the exact same time. Perhaps each camera has...

Accepted answer by Marlin SONY: Unfortunately you can only control one QX100 lens at a time. This is because the lens connects over WiFi and you are limited to only a single WiFi connection at once on an iPad. It may be possible usi...

1 vote 2 answers

camera usb sony sony-camera-api

Sony Alpha 77M2 Remote control over USB

I have three Sony Alpha 77M2 cameras, and I'm trying to take photos with all three simultaneously, and retrieve these photos. I can do the simultaneous shutter release using commercial remote triggers...

Accepted answer by Nick C: It turned out that the camera supports enough of the PTP protocol for libgphoto to recognise it and retrieve the images in tethered mode - but not to control the shutter.

0 votes 1 answer

camera sony

Does Sony RX10 camera support Sony SDK for remote control?

I have to developed a Windows application to remote control a camera from a pc for a photo booth. Basically this app will control zoom, exposure and shoot with a live view on the PC screen. I'd like t...

Latest answer by user3544182: The RX10 does support the API although the documentation do not mention this camera. I own a RX10 and developed a Windows Phone app for this camera as Sony only provides an Android and an iPhone versi...

0 votes 2 answers

camera sony sony-camera-api

QX1, Manual Shoot mode (M) via API

Very need M (Manual) Exposure mode on QX1. I was searching for an answer to the my question, but don't found the exact answer. Can I choose the full manual Exposure mode on QX1 via API?

Latest answer by Allen: It seems you can. Per the table here, you can set the Exposure Mode on the QX1. You can use the setExposureMode API method with something like the following JSON: { "method": "setExposureMode", "param...

0 votes 1 answer

camera action sony

Sony Action Camera Wowza Support

We would like to use the Sony Action game to stream with our CDN. Is it possible to stream to a service other than Ustream. In particular our services uses Wowza which is a common internet streaming s...

Latest answer by Andreas Kirchberger: Yes it's definitely possible! I'm streaming with my Sony ILCE-QX1 to my own Streaming Server over RTMP, so Wowza is also possible. It's possible to stream from all these Cameras(https://developer.sony...

-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...

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/

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...

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...

0 votes 1 answer

android sony sony-smartwatch

How to differ between onClick and onLongClick on Smartwatch2

I'm trying to make this work: ControlView btnClearCounter = mLayout.findViewById(R.id.btn_clear); btnClearCounter.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() { @Override public void onClick() { mCounter...

Latest answer by Robert - Sony: I think that you may be better of overriding the onTouch handler in this instance. There is an example of this in the HelloLayouts sample. Here is the code: @Override public void onTouch(ControlTouchE...

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...

Latest 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...

-2 votes 4 answers

camera sony

Camera Remote API beta SDK: How to synchronize multiple DSC QX 100 cameras

Can we control multiple DSC-QX100 cameras using the Camera Remote API SDK from an iPad OS7? The objective is to cause multiple cameras to "snap" picture at the exact same time. Perhaps each camera has...

Accepted answer by Marlin SONY: Unfortunately you can only control one QX100 lens at a time. This is because the lens connects over WiFi and you are limited to only a single WiFi connection at once on an iPad. It may be possible usi...

1 vote 2 answers

camera usb sony sony-camera-api

Sony Alpha 77M2 Remote control over USB

I have three Sony Alpha 77M2 cameras, and I'm trying to take photos with all three simultaneously, and retrieve these photos. I can do the simultaneous shutter release using commercial remote triggers...

Accepted answer by Nick C: It turned out that the camera supports enough of the PTP protocol for libgphoto to recognise it and retrieve the images in tethered mode - but not to control the shutter.

0 votes 1 answer

camera sony

Does Sony RX10 camera support Sony SDK for remote control?

I have to developed a Windows application to remote control a camera from a pc for a photo booth. Basically this app will control zoom, exposure and shoot with a live view on the PC screen. I'd like t...

Latest answer by user3544182: The RX10 does support the API although the documentation do not mention this camera. I own a RX10 and developed a Windows Phone app for this camera as Sony only provides an Android and an iPhone versi...

0 votes 2 answers

camera sony sony-camera-api

QX1, Manual Shoot mode (M) via API

Very need M (Manual) Exposure mode on QX1. I was searching for an answer to the my question, but don't found the exact answer. Can I choose the full manual Exposure mode on QX1 via API?

Latest answer by Allen: It seems you can. Per the table here, you can set the Exposure Mode on the QX1. You can use the setExposureMode API method with something like the following JSON: { "method": "setExposureMode", "param...

0 votes 1 answer

camera action sony

Sony Action Camera Wowza Support

We would like to use the Sony Action game to stream with our CDN. Is it possible to stream to a service other than Ustream. In particular our services uses Wowza which is a common internet streaming s...

Latest answer by Andreas Kirchberger: Yes it's definitely possible! I'm streaming with my Sony ILCE-QX1 to my own Streaming Server over RTMP, so Wowza is also possible. It's possible to stream from all these Cameras(https://developer.sony...

-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...

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