Yudiz, Brick Simple, and Moyeo Apps named in top 10 wearable app design firms

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A list of top 10 best wearable app design companies has been prepared by San Francisco-based 10 Best Design, with Yudiz, Brick Simple, and Moyeo Apps the top three winners for October.

The list is prepared each month by using a complex algorithm process that weighs the pros and cons of each firm against other contenders.

Yudiz, according to the research, is argued to be one of the best app development agencies in India that can develop wearable applications for any hardware. The company...

By Wearable Tech, 27 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Developers, Research, UI.

Vuzix rolls out SDK for M300 Smart Glasses to foster app development

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In order to foster the development and testing of apps among developers, Vuzix has begun delivering Alpha copies of its SDK for the M300 Smart Glasses, slated for launch in the summer of 2016.

The development and testing will be undertaken utilising the Android emulator configured as an M300 device. The new SDK will be delivered in stages and include frequent updates as they become available in the spring of 2016.

The Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses provide a “hands free”...

By Wearable Tech, 04 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apps, Developers.

Amnesty International launches #360Syria ‘virtual tour’ experience with Mozilla

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Amnesty International has launched a new #360Syria ‘virtual tour’ website using WebVR technology which reveals the destruction wrought by the Syrian government on the city of Aleppo.

The demonstration, known as “Fear of the Sky”, is powered by Mozilla A-Frame technology, an open source framework which streamlines WebVR development and facilitates simple creation of WebVR experiences with HTML.

The #360Syria website features specially-created 360-degree...

By Wearable Tech, 17 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Developers, Virtual Reality.

A guide to meeting key functional requirements for successful wearable designs

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By Ariel Lasry, member of the MIPI Alliance Board of Directors and chief engineer, Toshiba Electronics Europe, with contributions from Peter Lefkin, managing director of the MIPI Alliance

Wearables are opening up imaginative opportunities for product innovation. The market is new, different and exciting, but it will be extremely competitive and pose new challenges for product designers who must integrate very specific functionalities and performance capabilities into...

By Ariel Lasry, 07 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Developers.

Creative problem solving in the wearable application development process

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As the hub surrounding wearable technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) reaches a high point before the holiday season, reviews of the devices, including Apple Watch, Android Wear, Fitbit, Samsung Gear, and Google Glass, proliferate. But what do we know about the process of developing software for these wearable devices?

Our analysis spoke with 15 business leaders with experience designing and developing for wearables as first movers. The conversations revealed insights into the

By Sarah Patrick, 04 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Analysis, Applications, Developers.

Google releases Android Wear API 23 SDK for Marshmallow

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Developers are now able to start optimising their apps for an upcoming Android Wear update to ’Marshmallow’ thanks to Google's release of the API 23 SDK. The latest SDK allows developers to improve the experience for users, as well as offer better privacy. 

Android Wear, like its mobile counterpart, is available in various forms. When developing apps for...

By Ryan Daws, 19 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Developers, Google, Smartwatches.

Hillcrest Labs software aims to boost time to market for wearable manufacturers

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Wearable software and hardware supplier Hillcrest Labs has introduced its MotionEngine Wear software to improve development of wearables.

The software’s always-active, sensor-enabled attributes are capable of catering to wearable manufacturers seeking cost-effective, turnkey solutions that facilitate quicker development, more functionality and improved performance along with optimisation for the supply chain. MotionEngine Wear is well-suited for use in smartwatches, activity and...

By Wearable Tech, 01 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Developers, Ecosystems.

Legal: The laws and regulations of wearable devices

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After being touted as “the next big thing” for some time, wearable technology has captured the attention of the consumer. The big question is – what should developers and marketers consider from a legal and regulatory perspective if they’re developing or using wearables?

While the ability to summon a taxi or order a pizza at the flick of the wrist may be a...

By Daniel Tozer, 10 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Developers, Health Monitoring, Privacy, Security, Smartwatches.

MWC15: Muse is a "fitness tracker for your brain"

The fitness industry is driving wearable adoption, as the success of devices such as Fitbit proves. In fact, on-stage at MWC we heard from Fitbit's Vice President, Gareth Jones, about how their range are breaking into a market which has been reserved to early-adopters through partnerships such as that with WeightWatchers.

So far, these trackers have focused on things like heart rate and perspiration. The most important part of a person's wellbeing, however, is their mental state. No-one wants to hook...

Pebble promises new software "unlike anything before"

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Kickstarter success story, Pebble, has seen incredible growth since its release in 2013. Despite being one of the first to market, it is still one of the most capable and beloved devices. Even in the face of powerful new platforms - such as Android Wear - it manages to stand above the competition in important areas to users such as battery life and waterproof rating.

There is no denying that Pebble’s software and hardware will need to evolve with the times, or...

By Ryan Daws, 04 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Developers, Ecosystems, Smartwatches.