About

Sony Add-on SDK

Sony’s main Android APIs all in one package 
The Sony Add-on SDK is an add-on for the standard Android™ SDK, and it gathers a number of Sony most important Android APIs. With only one installation you can access all of these APIs!

About the APIs
With the Sony Add-on SDK, you can:

  • Extend your app to make it work with Sony SmartWatch 2 and a number of other Sony Smart Accessories with the Smart Extension APIs.
  • Make your imaging app part of the new Sony Xperia™ Z1’s camera app with the Camera Add-on API.
  • Create Small Apps for a number of Sony Xperia™ devices with the Small App API.
  • Develop IR remote enabled apps with the IR Remote API.

For more information about the different APIs, possible use cases and benefits, check out the API pages available from the Sony Add-on SDK overview page. For technical details about how to use and develop with the Sony Add-on SDK APIs, check out the Sony Add-on SDK documentation kit.

News in the latest version of the Sony Add-on SDK
In this release, the Stereo Bluetooth® Headset SBH50 and Smart Bluetooth® Handset SBH52 are now officially supported by the latest version of the Sony Add-on SDK. The Smart Extension API, Notification, works with both devices, enabling you to send text messages to these accessories. Emulator support is also added, allowing you run and test your extensions on simulated Smart Headset accessories. 

Create innovative use cases and get more visibility
The Sony Add-on SDK makes it possible for you to stand out from your competitors by creating truly innovative apps and use cases. In a lot of cases, you will also get better visibility as your app will be easily found by end users of the different devices and apps. Check out the API pages available from the Sony Add-on SDK overview page for more information on how you can get more visibility for your app.

Support for many devices
The APIs available in the Sony Add-on SDK support a number of different devices. The number of supported devices can however differ in between the APIs. Please see the Supported devices page for detailed information on what API is supporting what device.

Get started
The Sony Add-on SDK comes with fully fledged code examples, an emulator and API references. Additionally, you can also download a full documentation package which will take you from A to Z of Sony Add-on SDK development.

You can easily install the Sony Add-on SDK from the Android SDK Manager by following the instructions on the Install page. There you can also download the documentation kit. API references are available both online and in the documentation kit.

Open source archive
The Sony Add-on SDK includes open source components that have been modified. You can download the Sony Add-on SDK open source archive from our open source download area to see these modifications.

Questions?
If you have any questions while you’re developing, check out the Troubleshooting sections in the Sony Add-on SDK documentation kit. If you have any questions the installation or emulator setup, there is also a Troubleshooting section on the Install page. 

If you can’t find an answer to your question, you can post Sony Add-on SDK developer related questions on the Stack Overflow forum. We have a team of Sony developers that constantly monitors, contributes and replies to questions regarding our products and tools at Stack Overflow. This way, your question and our answer can be shared, viewed and used by many people.

So if you have a question, just make sure you add the term “Sony” to your question. Then we should be able to catch your question, and support you in your development!