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Wearable Development Ecosystem

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Wearable Software Development Ecosystem
http://www.wearabletechworld.com/conference/newyork-2014/agenda.aspx?t=#K-03

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Wearable Development Ecosystem

  1. 1. Amish Gandhi amish@perpetualny.com www.perpetualny.com Wearable Development Ecosystem Keynote Talk
  2. 2. Wearable Technology Background • Developing wearable apps since early 2013 • Built one of the world’s first Glass Apps, Elle for Google Glass launched at Google I/O 2013 • Developed several apps across Glass, Tizen, Pebble and other platforms • Developing EvriWear, a content distribution platform for wearables www.evriwear.net • Run Wearable Tech NYC Meetup Software product innovation and development Select Clients Background www.meetup.com/WearableTechNYC www.perpetualny.com
  3. 3. Wearable Development Ecosystem Software development opportunities in wearables today
  4. 4. Outline • Attributes • Differentiating Technologies • Product Ecosystem • Software Ecosystem • Software Platforms • Backend Implications • Developer Insights • Demo
  5. 5. Outline • Attributes • Differentiating Technologies • Product Ecosystem • Software Ecosystem • Software Platforms • Backend Implications • Developer Insights • Demo
  6. 6. Ref: Attributes of Wearable Computers Attributes of Wearable Computers Ref:
  7. 7. Outline • Attributes • Differentiating Technologies • Product Ecosystem • Software Ecosystem • Software Platforms • Backend Implications • Developer Insights • Demo
  8. 8. Differentiating Technologies • Sensors – Inertial – Motion – Heart rate – EEG • Advanced optics • Gesture tracking • Image recognition • Speech recognition • Natural language processing • Power consumption • Bluetooth and other near-field communications Technology Ecosystem Underlying technologies that let them do what they do
  9. 9. Outline • Attributes • Differentiating Technologies • Product Ecosystem • Software Ecosystem • Software Platforms • Backend Implications • Developer Insights • Demo
  10. 10. Wearable Product Ecosystem Public Safety Healthcare Sports/ Fitness Information/ Entertaimment “Infotainment” Other Watches Bracelets Eyewear X Clothing X Accessories (ring, necklace..) X Headgear/Other X X Product Ecosystem ConsumerIndustry
  11. 11. Product Evolution Sports/Fitness InfotaimnentPublic Safety Healthcare Other Nike Fuelband Fitbit Jawbone Kopin Golden-I Muse Meta Space Glasses Oculus Rift Pebble Family Gear2+ Family NOW Body Guardian 5+ YRS 3+ YRS Taser Axon Flex 4+ YRS NOW-ISH CLOSED NOW OPENSEMI OPEN OPEN OPEN MEDIUMVERY SMALL SMALL HUGE TBD 9Solutions Gtag INDUSTRY CONSUMER
  12. 12. Outline • Attributes • Differentiating Technologies • Product Ecosystem • Software Ecosystem • Software Platforms • Backend Implications • Developer Insights • Demo
  13. 13. Wearable Development Ecosystem Hardware Software API/SDK Data Visualization Large cellularphone manufacturers Manufacturers of non- connected wearables Brand new entrants (crowdfunded) Android Tizen Respective device firmware Misc. device capability drivers (accelerometer, sensor etc) JSON/REST Java/.NET HTML/JS/CSS Unity No standard Application specific No standard -On device -Synced to mobile app -Available online Technology Ecosystem
  14. 14. Development Opportunities CONSUMER: HEALTH/FITNESS SDK API REST NIKE FUELBAND REST Reference Implementation REST [Build Your Own]SDK/Ref Imp interface available
  15. 15. Leading Infotainment Technologies Mirror APISDK GDK 2012 2013 2014 SDK for Wearables Preview Android L
  16. 16. WATCH EYEWEAR Mirror API/GDK SDK Webkit HTML/CSS/JS Samsung Gear Live LG GWatch Moto 360 Pebble Pebble Steel HTML/CSS/JS CONSUMER/INFOTAINMENT Development Opportunities Samsung Gear2 Glass Oculus Rift Vuzix
  17. 17. Outline • Attributes • Differentiating Technologies • Product Ecosystem • Software Ecosystem • Software Platforms • Backend Implications • Developer Insights • Demo
  18. 18. Leading Software Platforms (Consumer/Infotainment)
  19. 19. Tizen : A Closer Look • Background: Tizen is a linux based OS backed by Samsung and Intel • Only Tizen device in market is Samsung Gear 2 • Tizen SDK for Wearables launched April 2014 • Languages: HTML/CSS/JS/Webkit • Caveat: Not all Webkit features work yet eg audio • SDK Available at: http://developer.samsung.com/wearables/main/ – Comes with own IDE SDK for Wearables
  20. 20. Tizen: Notable 3rd Party Apps • App Platform brand New • Samsung Gear 2 App Challenge just completed on July 17th Game: Watch Out Wellness: Foqus Finance Tracking App: Wallaby
  21. 21. Android Wear: A Closer Look • Background: Google’s android based OS specially for Wearables • Timeline – March 18, 2014: Announced – March 18, 2014: Developer Preview Launched – Fall 2014: Part of Android L • Innovative UX/Design approach • Out-of-the-box features centered around Google Now • Devices available: – LG G Watch – Samsung Gear Live – Moto 360 (Coming soon: Fall 2014) • SDK: http://developer.android.com/wear
  22. 22. Android Wear: Notable 3rd Party Apps Android Wear Volume Find my Phone Calculator Calendar Mini Maps Swipe Echo Wear www.androidpolice.com Wear Aware Pixtocam LOCATION GAMES PHONE FINDER UTILITY MUSIC REMOTE CONTROL 100+ apps Search Play store for “Android Wear”
  23. 23. Pebble: A Closer Look • Background/Timeline – Funded on May 8 2012 as a Kickstarter Campaign – Native API: Late 2012 – Public launch in July 2013 (sold out in 5 days) – API V2: Late 2013 – Jan 2014: Pebble Steel Launches – July 2014: 1000 apps in app store, over 400K units sold – Dev options today: Javascript, Cloud pebble, Native C SDK • Native app programming language: C • Devices supported – Pebble – Pebble Steel • APIs : https://developer.getpebble.com/ Never miss a thing
  24. 24. Pebble: Notable 3rd Party Apps Pebble GPS Movable Philips HuePandora Evernote Mercedes Benz YelpGo Pro ESPNFoursquare ..over 1000 total
  25. 25. Google Glass Closer Look • Background: Google’s foray into wearable eyewear taking the market mainstream • Android OS on device • Timeline – June 2012: Announced – March 2013: Explorer Program announced – April 2013: Mirror API Launched – Nov 2013: Android Native SDK launched – May 2014: Open for sale to the public • Devices available now: – Google Glass Gen 2 – Google Glass Gen 3 (with choice of frames) • SDK/API https://developers.google.com/glass
  26. 26. Google Glass Timeline From: Jack Smith To: Jill Maroney Great meeting at … Product Ecosystem: Consumer
  27. 27. Glass Middleware (Glassware) Format and prepare Google Glass cards (HTML/CSS) Data Source Mirror API REST API SYNC SERVICE Google Glass Device Internet Hosted Google InfraInternet Hosted Google Glass: Mirror API Dev model Product Ecosystem: Consumer Static HTML Cards
  28. 28. Live Cards Immersions Google Glass: Native GDK Dev model
  29. 29. Google Glass: Notable 3rd Party Apps
  30. 30. First-ever magazine app for Glass Glass Launched at Google I/O 2013 Developed by Perpetual
  31. 31. Outline • Attributes • Differentiating Technologies • Product Ecosystem • Software Ecosystem • Software Platforms • Backend Implications • Developer Insights • Demo
  32. 32. Backend Development Implications • Speed (latency) • Ready access (edge caching) • Small payloads • Bursty information (two way) • Diverse data structures • Time state persistence • Increased data volume • Data analytics • Scalability
  33. 33. Outline • Attributes • Differentiating Technologies • Product Ecosystem • Software Ecosystem • Software Platforms • Backend Implications • Developer Insights • Demo
  34. 34. Developer Insights • Now is a perfect time to enter the market • Be mindful of the unique UX (See guidelines from Glass, Tizen etc) • Leverage new features on new devices eg heart beat monitors, higher def displays, touch interfaces • OpenGL on new eyewear can unlock outstanding AR experiences • When designing for watches, start with the lowest common denominator (eg square face) • Low barrier to entry: participate in app contests, experiment!
  35. 35. Demo Mirror API/GDKSDK PebbleSamsung Gear/Gear2 Samsung Gear Live Google Glass www.evriwear.net
  36. 36. What’s next? • Significant smartwatch market adoption • Killer App (Beyond health/Fitness) • Superior AR experiences with eyewear • More integrated support on OS • More integrated support on app/backend layers • More last mile experiences on wearables eg POS payments, home automation, workplace use • iWatch?
  37. 37. Amish Gandhi amish@perpetualny.com www.perpetualny.com Wearable Development Ecosystem Keynote Talk

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