|Microsoft release SmartGlass SDK for Xbox 360 and PC developers|
|Posted: 22.06.2012 13:18 by Simon Priest||Comments: 5|
The new SmartGlass way of life unveiled by Microsoft at their E3 2012 press conference is now in the hands of developers as the corporate giant unleashes its SDK upon the world.
It supports Xbox 360, Windows 8 and Windows Phone. It allows other devices to synch and display context-sensitive information. All Microsoft games will support it from now on.
Obviously Microsoft would love for third-party groups to jump on the wagon and get to making some smart SmartGlass apps, or "activities" as they refer to it in marketing speak.
Anyone part of the now has access to the SDK for SmartGlass. Time will tell if this screen swapping/moving/synching doohickey is of any use to anyone.
"Xbox SmartGlass is a free application for Windows Phones, Windows 8 and other portable devices. By delivering companion content and control to enhance your experiences on the Xbox console, Xbox SmartGlass makes enjoying TV, movies and music, web surfing, and playing games even better," blurb Microsoft.
"Imagine that your tablet or phone knew what you were watching on TV and presented bonus features without you having to lift a finger. Xbox SmartGlass turns any TV into the ultimate smart TV."