If there is such a thing as an era of wearables, we can bet we find ourselves in the very beginning of it. Smartwatches are probably the most popular in this new generation of devices, and sadly it seems most companies are not going all in on this new form factor.
Qualcomm has decided to break down the doors and help eyewear developers in a market where they are mostly ignored. The company’s yearly developer conference, Uplinq, took off this morning with the announcement of the Qualcomm Vuforia SDK for Digital Eyewear.
Qualcomm has decided to break down the doors and help eyewear developers in a market where they are mostly ignored.
This developer kit will help app makers develop more powerful virtual reality and augmented reality apps. These apps would be able to recognize objects in your surroundings, as well as your location in reference to these objects.
This movement will be great for devices like the Samsung Gear VR or Epson’s Moverio headset. I find myself in San Francisco testing all these new features at Uplinq and must say I am quite impressed at what some of these can do. Whether you are playing games or getting down to work, plethora of markets will see these helpful in the future.
The SDK for Digital Eyewear is to become available in beta this Fall. Only an exclusive list of developers will get to see it during its launch. The rest of us will have to keep our eyes open for more details to come.