Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Microsoft Windows 9 for Connected Objects

With the new version of its operating system Windows 9, Microsoft wants to attack the connected objects market and more generally IoT (Internet of Things). They will release a free of charge version of Windows specially for this market.

It's official. Microsoft has indeed launch an assault on the connected devices market.  Bernard Ourghanlian, CTO at Microsoft France confirms the rumors. The next OS Windows 9, that will be presented the September 30th 2014 to enterprises and developers, will be optimized for all kind of devices. "A version will propose for connected objects" said Bernard Ourghanlian "It will use very little memory and can run on as little as Intel processors Quark." And this will be free of charge. " as is already the case for Windows 8.1 in April 2014 to all terminals equipped a screen less than 9 inches" said Nicolas Petit, director of marketing and operations.

So Microsoft attacks directly Google and his system Android Wear, which launched in March 2014 a version of its Android OS dedicated to connected objects. The battle of the OS in the connected objects will therefor intensify.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Glassware - Media Gallery v0.3

Google released a new version for the Google Glass : XE16 and XE16.1. This release is a big gap, now Google Glass are based on KITKAT.

Google changed also the API, the last version of Media Gallery v0.2 is not compatible with XE16.

Now, if you want to use a unlisted voice command to launch the application, you need to add this permission :

  • <uses-permission android:name="" />
But to publish an application in MyGlass you need to use a listed voice command... It's really restricted, because you need to apply to ask your own command via this form : Voice command form. Google needs to approve you request and after... wait a new release...

I try to publish my app in MyGlass because I would like to implement the Authentication in GDK but to test, you need to upload in MyGlass so apply to the process review.

04/27/2014 - I applied to create a new voice command. I will keep you in touch about the process. Also I started the process to publish my app in MyGlass without voice command...

You can download the latest version : Media Gallery v0.3

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Glassware - MediaGallery v0.2

I released a new version of my glassware : MediaGallery.

I included some optimizations, and the possibility to pause and resume a video. Also I display the current time and total duration of the video and a seek bar to see where you are in video.

I created a new GitHub Page specially for this application.

You can download the latest version : Media Gallery v0.2

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

1 Invitation Glass Explorer


I have 1 invitation for a potential Glass Explorer, if you are interested add a comment, follow me on Google+ or Twitter, click on the ads and Get a chance to be a Glass Explorer.
I will contact the better clicker to get his email and send him the invitation :)

The invitation is still available during the next 7 days....

Google Glass Apps Directory


I would like to share with you a very cool initiative : Google Glass Directory Website

On this website, you can find a lot of different useful Glassware :

  1. Glass Music Player
  2. VideoBlack
    • Record video with the screen off
    • Link
  3. WeMoGlassu
    • Application for controlling Belkin WeMo devices trough Google Glass
    • Link
It is a non-exhaustive list of the Glassware available on the repository...

Thanks to the Iwan to add my Glassware in the directory : Media Manager

If you want to contribute in this initiative :