We’re happy to announce that a new EyeX Installer Bundle is available for download from the Tobii Developer Zone. The bundle includes a new EyeX Engine, version 1.3.0, and a new EyeX Interaction software, version 1.5.0.
The new EyeX Interaction version includes support for using EyeX with Microsoft Office 2013, Skype and Acrobat Reader. Just use your EyeX Button to scroll and click where you are looking in these applications. A new setting has been added in the EyeX Settings panel where you can switch on and off per application if it should be enabled for EyeX Interaction. A number of stability improvements have also been included in this version.
The new Engine version brings several new API functions related to user profile management, for example the function to enumerate all available user profiles and to switch between profiles. These new features will be made available with the next EyeX SDK release, including updated client dll’s and samples.
The new Engine version has been tested with all third-party software that we know of, and it isn’t expected to bring any compatibility issues. We will have it available on the Developer Zone for at least three weeks before starting the auto-update process, anyway, in order to give all third-party developers enough time to test their games and apps with it.
Included in this bundle is also a new EyeX Controller firmware 1.5 with improved tracking.