Developer World team has selected the next hero open source developer who has made the most accepted commits to our projects on the SonyXperiaDev GitHub. During the months of May and June, Brazilian developer Humberto Borba contributed the most to our projects. Read on for more details about Humberto, and learn how you could become the next hero open source developer.
Using Sony’s Theme Creator BETA tool you can easily create professional-looking themes for Xperia devices. With the latest version, Theme Creator BETA 0.0.3, you can now create themes for devices running Android 5.0 (Lollipop). This is something that we know many of you have been waiting for, and even though the Lollipop support is basic at this point we hope it’s useful to those who are keen to get started.
If you missed out on the chance to get MESH as part of the Indiegogo campaign, not to worry! MESH, the creative, digital DIY kit for makers, has made the jump from concept project to released product, and it’s now available for purchase for Japan and U.S. customers. For details on MESH and how to buy a kit, read more after the jump.
If This Then That, or IFTTT, is a web-based service that offers users the ability to automate digital activities by connecting services and apps. Working together with Sony, IFTTT have integrated the Lifelog API, enabling the use of data capture and API endpoints from Sony’s activity tracker, giving users even greater creative control.
Update – In response to queries regarding the technicalities of the post, we’d like to clarify what we’ve released here. We provided build instructions based on the AOSP project under the branch android-m-preview, showing the Android M platform changes so far. That build gives an early preview of Android M for custom ROM developers to play with. Be aware that at this point the API levels are still at Lollipop MR1, what we show is Android M Developer Preview purely from a platform perspective.
Note that the Android M Developer Preview for Nexus devices from Google supports the latest API level. Xperia devices flashed using the build instructions linked from this post, do not support those APIs.
Today we released the Camera Remote API beta SDK v2.10, adding support for Sony’s current flagship interchangeable lens digital camera A7R II. There is also support for the latest Cyber-shot RX Series; the compact RX100 IV and the high performance, high-zoom RX10 II, as well as the high-zoom compact cameras HX90 and WX500.
Do you want to increase the potential reach for your app whilst improving the experience for international users? Then why not consider implementing support for bi-directional (BiDi) text This ensures that when the smartphone language uses a right-to-left language, such as Arabic, Hebrew or Persian, your app’s layout is also mirrored from right to left. Read on for instructions and guidelines for adding BiDi support to your app.
Today introduces the Xperia Z3+, a premium smartphone that features a 5.2” full HD screen, a 20.7MP main camera, 5MP front camera, and octa-core 64-bit processor. Xperia Z3+ is slim (6.9mm) and lightweight (144g), and comes waterproof and dust-tight (IP65/68). Read on for all the specs for Xperia Z3+.
With our open device program, we aim to provide a developer environment close to that of Nexus devices. In line with this, we now provide recovery mode for selected unlocked Xperia™ devices. We hope this will help push innovation and kernel development, since it is now easier to perform software debugging. Read on to find out what devices are supported and how to enable recovery mode.