IFTTT and Sony collaborate to create a Lifelog Channel

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.

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IFTTT and Sony collaborate to create a Lifelog Channel

Updated: Android M Developer Preview available for Xperia™ devices in Sony’s Open Device program

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.

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Updated: Android M Developer Preview available for Xperia™ devices in Sony’s Open Device program

Camera Remote API beta SDK now supports five new Sony cameras including A7R II

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.

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Camera Remote API beta SDK now supports five new Sony cameras including A7R II

Enable worldwide usability for your apps with bi-directional language support

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.

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Enable worldwide usability for your apps with bi-directional language support

Sony <3 openness

Don't miss out when Alin Jerpelea and the Open Device team add new devices, software versions or instructions related to AOSP.

Announcing Xperia Z3+, waterproof and dust-tight with 5.2” full HD display [video]

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+.

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Announcing Xperia Z3+, waterproof and dust-tight with 5.2” full HD display [video]

Recovery mode now available for a range of unlocked Xperia devices [video]

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.

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Recovery mode now available for a range of unlocked Xperia devices [video]

New version of Theme Creator BETA available now

In March, we released Theme Creator BETA, a tool that allows you to create professional-looking themes for Xperia™ devices. There has been a great interest in the tool, and we are thankful for all the feedback we have received through the Theme Creator forum. Today, there is a new version available, which includes enhanced features and extensive performance improvements. For example, you can now use any image editor you prefer to create your theme. Download Theme Creator BETA version 0.0.2 to get started right away.

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New version of Theme Creator BETA available now

Hero Open Source developers selected for March-April 2015

The Developer World team is happy to announce the next set of hero open source developers who have made the most accepted commits to our projects on the SonyXperiaDev GitHub. During the months of March and April, David Viteri of Italy contributed the most to our projects, followed by Marin Spajić from Croatia. Read more about these hero open source developers and how you could become one of them, after the jump.

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Hero Open Source developers selected for March-April 2015

Augmented reality made possible

Learn how to develop apps with the new SmartEyeglass SDK.

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