Developers can now try on Google’s Jacquard smart fabric tech

Developers can now try on Google’s Jacquard smart fabric tech


Swiping into new ideas | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Google’s Project Jacquard touch-sensitive fabric technology, first revealed at Google I/O in 2015, now has a way for interested third-party developers to integrate the tech with their own software via the new Jacquard SDK.

Previously only a handful of companies signed up for Jacquard, including Levi’s, Samsonite, and Yves Saint Laurent. Now developers can use the SDK to integrate the Jacquard tag, connecting its sensors with their apps to communicate touch and motion data.

Photo by Cameron Faulkner / The Verge

Samsonite’s Konnect-i backpack is one of very few products to integrate the touch-sensitive fibers.

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