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

Learn how to calculate calories and daily totals with new Lifelog API guides

Today we’re updating the Lifelog API with two new guides, which can help you turn data into valuable insight for your users. With these new guides, you can now learn how to calculate daily totals from the values returned from the API, and how to turn energy expenditure data into calories burned.

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Learn how to calculate calories and daily totals with new Lifelog API guides

SmartEyeglass inspirational demo by APX Labs [video]

With true augmented reality available in SmartEyeglass, this wearable is perfect for use in professional markets, as well as in niche consumer segments, to help solve specific tasks in specific use cases. At CES in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago, some examples of this were shown in a collaborative demo made by APX Labs and Sony. Check out the video above to see how SmartEyeglass could be used in business verticals, to help perform certain work duties.

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SmartEyeglass inspirational demo by APX Labs [video]

Lifelog API now available: Boost your app with lifestyle data

Today we are happy to release the Lifelog API, which gives you as a developer secure access to lifestyle data of your users. This way, you can provide your users with insight and inspire smarter choices based on their physical activities, app usage and location. Of course, the user has full control and must approve to share data with your app.

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Lifelog API now available: Boost your app with lifestyle data

Camera Remote API beta supports new features and cameras: QX1, DSC-QX30, A5100 & HDR-AZ1

Today we’re adding a set of exciting new features to the Camera Remote API beta, which allows you to develop mobile apps that can control cameras from Sony. The new API features include easy access to transferring images, remote playback and more for the new Lens-style Cameras QX1 and DSC-QX30, as well as for the HDR-AZ1 Action Cam Mini. In addition, the new A5100 also supports the API.

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Camera Remote API beta supports new features and cameras: QX1, DSC-QX30, A5100 & HDR-AZ1

Camera Remote API beta gets expanded API support, and HDR-AS20 gets added

Today the Camera Remote API beta, which lets you develop mobile apps to remotely control Sony cameras, has been updated with new API features for many cameras. The update makes it possible for many Alpha and Cyber-shot cameras to control focus mode, F number and shutter speed. The latest Sony Action Cameras on the other hand, will get access to interval still recording and steady mode. In addition, we’re adding support for the newly announced HDR-AS20, as well as the A7S and RX100 III, as previously mentioned. Get all the details, and learn how to get started on Sony Developer World (external link).

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Camera Remote API beta gets expanded API support, and HDR-AS20 gets added

Alin Jerpelea from CyanogenMod’s FreeXperia team joins Sony’s Developer Program

Today we are happy to introduce our newest member of the team behind Sony’s Developer Program – Alin Jerpelea. Alin is well known in the open Android community for his work to bring the CyanogenMod custom firmware to Xperia devices, and he joins Sony to strengthen our work in the open source area, where we have an ambition to step up our work with the community.

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Alin Jerpelea from CyanogenMod’s FreeXperia team joins Sony’s Developer Program

A7S and RX100 III and new API features for many cameras in the next update of the Camera Remote API beta

With a coming update of the Camera Remote API beta, many of the currently supported camera models will get support for a wider set of API features. This includes the ability to control functions such as shutter speed, white balance and ISO settings. The newly announced A7S interchangeable lens digital camera and RX100 III digital still camera will also be added with about the same number of API features. Click read more to learn about this coming update at Sony Developer World (external link).

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A7S and RX100 III and new API features for many cameras in the next update of the Camera Remote API beta
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