New Version of metaio's Augmented Reality SDK Supports Image Recognition and Tracking on the iPhone

Munich-based augmented reality specialist, metaio, has launched a new version (2.1) of its Unifeye Mobile SDK that it says offers new features and functionality which take full advantage of the new iPhone OS 4.0 camera access API to enable the creation of image (vs GPS)-based augmented reality experiences on the iPhone. According to the company, Unifeye is currently the only SDK for creating mobile AR applications that support image processing (i.e. image recognition and tracking) on all major mobile platforms: iPhone, Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile.

Syabas Launches SDK for its New popbox OTT Set-Top Box

--SDK Lets Developers Transform Existing Flash Apps into popbox "popapps"

Syabas, a Fremont, Calif.-based company that specializes in over-the-top set-top hardware and software, last week released an SDK for its recently launched OTT set-top box, the "popbox" (note: for more on the device, which features a user interface design from Moxi UI designer, Dewey Reid, see the article published on, January 5th).

Ooyala Launches Video Search Engine Optimization (SEO) SDK

Broadband video platform provider, Ooyala, on Wednesday announced the launch of its Video Search Engine Optimization SDK. Using Ooyala's video publishing tools, the company says, the SDK allows developers to expose video metadata to search engines in order to improve search engine rankings.

OpenTV Launches Beta Tester Program for its New SDK

Interactive TV and advanced advertising technology provider, OpenTV, on Wednesday announced the launch of a beta tester program for its new software development kit (SDK), the OpenTV SDK Development Suite C2.2. According to the company, the program will provide developers with early access to the new SDK starting this month, and enable them to create interactive TV apps "using all the latest functionality of an OpenTV-enabled set-top box." The new SDK will then be released to the public at no cost next March, the company says.

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