ROCHESTER, USA: Vuzix Corp. announced Vuzix M100 compatibility with NTT DOCOMO's recent release of the "Device Connect WebAPI", an open source application-programming interface (API) to provide connectivity with various wearable electronic devices.
The release supports Vuzix' award-winning M100 Smart Glasses. The API is currently being standardized by the Open Mobile Alliance the industry forum that is driving mobile-service standardization.
With more than 53 million customers, DOCOMO's Device Connect WebAPI release now enables near seamless interoperability between devices, apps, and web pages utilizing server-virtualization technology running on smartphones.
The Device Connect WebAPI also engages developers to reach customers on mobile, social and cloud platforms, to fuel mobile and multichannel innovation strategies. The common API allow developers to create apps compatible with a variety of devices including the M100 Smart Glasses, which usually require dedicated development kits.
DOCOMO's new Open Web API allows developers to integrate services, sensors and other devices which will enable them to build completely new experiences based around the M100 Smart Glasses, fostering a more interactive experience and customized functionality.
For example, a developer could link a wristband device of one manufacturer to operate Vuzix' Smart Glasses, and likewise retrieve data from a pedometer and a bodyweight scale of different manufacturers, and then integrate the data for display with a single application or web browser.