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

How to overcome mainline kernel obstacles (Sony presentation at Embedded Linux Conference)

At last month’s Embedded Linux Conference, a technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products in San Jose, California, Tim Bird from Sony presented a topic on mainline integration of the Linux kernel. Get a recap of this session, download the presentation, and find out how this relates to our open source activities.

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How to overcome mainline kernel obstacles (Sony presentation at Embedded Linux Conference)

Test your themes in Remote Device Lab

Have you created a theme using the new Theme Creator tool? Before publishing your theme, it’s important to verify that it works on as many devices as possible. With the Remote Device Lab (beta), which is a free web service, you can test your theme on real Xperia devices in order to it for a variety of different screen sizes, densities, and resolutions.

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Test your themes in Remote Device Lab

Test and verify your app for free on real Xperia devices

In October last year we launched Sony’s Remote Device Lab (beta), a free web service that allows you to test and verify your app on real Xperia devices. After each session the devices are factory reset, which means that you can safely try out your app on a variety of devices with different specifications. If you haven’t done so already, head over to Remote Device Lab (beta) to try it out. Read on to learn more about this service.

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Test and verify your app for free on real Xperia devices

Forum for Xperia open devices now available

If you’ve got an AOSP build issue, a question about custom ROMs, or you just want to help other community developers using open devices, we now have a forum available for these topics. The Open Devices community is where you can discuss open source issues, and ask (or answer) open device development-related questions. Read more after the jump.

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Forum for Xperia open devices now available

Final call: MESH Indiegogo-campaign ends this week [new video]

Sony’s MESH DIY creative kit is getting close to the deadline of its Indiegogo campaign, and to highlight this, we created a new, inspirational demo video. MESH is an easy-to-use, creative DIY platform that lets you make your own inventions in just minutes, and it consists of a Canvas app and a multiple hardware tags which include different functionalities. With the Canvas app, you can set up communication and mechanics between devices within minutes. If you’re as intrigued as we are by this project, head over to the MESH Indiegogo campaign page to support this campaign.

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Final call: MESH Indiegogo-campaign ends this week [new video]

Could you be our next hero open source developer?

As we have previously mentioned, functionalities like Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, audio, and full device encryption can now be built from open source code for devices supported in our AOSP for Xperia project. This is thanks to the efforts from you open source community developers. You are all heroes to us, and to acknowledge your work, we want to salute those of you who contribute most to our AOSP projects.

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Could you be our next hero open source developer?

Single-Lens Display Module demo: the concept model SmartEyeglass Attach! [video]

At CES in Las Vegas, Sony showed the development of an attachable Single-Lens Display Module, under the working title SmartEyeglass Attach! as the concept model. The Single-Lens Display Module brings smartness to any kind of eyewear, as it includes a high-resolution colour OLED mcro display that can enhance many types of use cases where short notifications are beneficial. With the Single-Lens Display Module users can, for example, track the performance during workouts or get instructions and still keep both hands free while performing tasks at work.

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Single-Lens Display Module demo: the concept model SmartEyeglass Attach! [video]

Easy MPEG-DASH streaming with Multimedia for Android Library [open source]

Today we are happy to tell you that our Multimedia for Android Library is released as an open source project on the SonyXperiaDev GitHub. With the Multimedia for Android Library you can stream MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) content in an easy and familiar way. In this article Jimmy Dahlqvist and Martin Danielsson, Software engineers at Sony, tell you how to use this library in your app.

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Easy MPEG-DASH streaming with Multimedia for Android Library [open source]
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