San Mateo, CA—GoPro launched the Open GoPro API. The open API initiative makes it easy for third-party developers to integrate the Hero9 Black into their own development efforts.
Open GoPro API Details
With Open GoPro, developers have API access to several Hero9 Black camera features; this includes wireless connectivity as well as camera command and control. They can also access camera status and camera preview. In addition, they benefit from SD card media review and transfer.
The company has made demos as well as a sample code available at GoPro.com/OpenGoPro. No application or approval process is necessary.
Furthermore, companies already incorporating Open GoPro include:
- Amazfitsmartwatches: Wirelessly control a GoPro using the Amazfit watch touch display.
- Centurion Boats: Wirelessly control A GoPro via the boat’s helm control screen.
- Orqa FPV Goggles: Wirelessly control a GoPro mounted on an FPV drone using the Orqa FPV.Connect app and see camera status in the goggles.
- Pixellot sport broadcasting: Wirelessly control GoPro cameras and manage the transfer of content via Pixellot’s mobile platform.
- Sena Bluetooth devices: Take voice-control of A GoPro using the built-in mics on the Sena Communications 50S and 50R headsets; this is ideal for motorcycle and other high-wind applications.
Moreover, open GoPro went live for the Hero9 Black with the release of the camera firmware update v1.6. The firmware includes improved camera power on/power off speed and consistency. It also offers improved Quik app connectivity. In addition, it provides improved touch-screen sensitivity in menus and settings, as well as improved reliability when using the remote to control the camera.