Microsoft have just announced the release of the SmartGlass Software Development Kit, available for free to partners under agreement to develop games/apps for the Xbox 360.
"Microsoft is continuing to build the tools and resources necessary to empower more game developers and entertainment partners to create new and unique experiences that will make entertainment smarter, more interactive and more fun – across the devices you already own," read the official press release.
The SDK includes access to the following:
- Xbox SmartGlass Studio. Xbox SmartGlass Studio enables developers to start building Xbox SmartGlass Activities.
- Sample Code. A sample application that provides developers with an example of how to build an Xbox SmartGlass Activity.
SmartGlass is designed to allow non-Xbox devices - such as tablets or smartphones - to sync wirelessly with the console and provide rich, context-sensitive information or perhaps pratical enhancements, accessories, or supplements to expand the experience in a given app or game.
Xbox 360 game and entertainment application developers can access the SDK here.