Image Metrics Releases SDK For Mobile App Developers

Santa Monica-based Image Metrics, which develops computer vision and facial analysis and expression tracking software, said Wednesday that it has released a new software development kit for mobile developers. The firm said its new mobile app SDK, which runs on Apple iOS, allows developers to use its technology on augmented reality applications and games. The SDK allows mobile apps to capture, analyze, and replicate a user's facial expressions and emotions. Image Metrics did not how much it will cost developers to use the technology in their apps. The firm's products recently were put into use by Sony Online Entertainment, in a feature which takes a user's expression, and captures their expressions and puts them on their online avatars in EverQuest II.