Wearable camera company Narrative has announced the launch of its Open Platform, designed to be a hub providing access to an API for developers who want to develop software for Narrative cameras. The objective is to develop an ecosystem around its products, including the Narrative Clip 2, the company’s wearable camera.
“The applications we have built for the Narrative Clip are all tailor-made to fit an everyday use case, and that will continue to be our focus,” Martin Kallstrom, CEO of the company, said in a statement. “But with the Open Platform, anyone who wants to use the Narrative Clip specifically as a pet cam, or a lifelogger cam or a mounted dash cam, can build their custom-made applications for that.”
Clip 2, the wearable camera that started shipping to pre-order customers this month, comes with an 8-megapixel camera, standalone Wi-Fi support, and is able to record video, complete with audio, at up to 1080p resolution.
Through this Open Platform, developers get access to Narrative’s data to implement in their applications, a Clip 2 device, an uploader API to enable users to upload photos and videos, and also sample applications to get started. The company assured there will be more features added in the future, including a Narrative app that excites photos to be sent to third party services, a Bluetooth SDK, and documentation on how to establish content on websites, blogs and social media.
Starting its journey in 2012, Narrative specializes in wearable cameras and intelligent image analysis that can be used with those cameras. A person can wear Narrative Clip 1 and 2 to get a “searchable and shareable photographic memory.” Every minute, the camera captures two images using its 5-megapixel sensor.
The Open Platform also provides design files to help you if you want to customize your Narrative device. Though we are still a long way from wearable cameras, this is a great initiative from a small company like Narrative to call on the idea of developers to boost its potential applications. A group of developers have already come up with elementary Narrative photo browsers for the Apple TV.