Microsoft Releases SmartGlass Development Kit To Partners

Microsoft announced today that they have made the SDK (Software Development Kit) for SmartGlass available to “partners that have agreements to develop Xbox games or entertainment applications for the Xbox 360 console.”  SmartGlass, which was demonstrated at E3, allows users to interface with their Xbox 360 apps and certain games to augment their entertainment experience.  The SDK is available as a free release to the aforementioned partners.

Features of the kit include:

  • Xbox SmartGlass Studio. Xbox SmartGlass Studio enables developers to start building Xbox SmartGlass Activities.
  • Xbox SmartGlass JavaScript Library. The JavaScript Library contains a set of device APIs that are consistent across all platforms.
  • Sample Code. A sample application that provides developers with an example of how to build an Xbox SmartGlass Activity.

Development partners can access the application here.  SmartGlass is expected to be released for the iPhone, Android, and Windows 8 and Windows Phone later this year.

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