EDK 1.2 launched, now including LiveKey™ emulator

The other day we published a tutorial on how to create Timescape™ extensions, and now it is time to launch version 1.2 of the Extension Development Kit (EDK). We are constantly adding more things to this toolbox, and in this version we’ve included the LiveKey™ emulator. So if you install EDK 1.2, there is no need to install the LiveKey™ emulator separately. On top of this, you can still develop app extensions for both the Timescape™ social network app and the Music player in Sony Ericsson Android™ phones using EDK 1.2. Also, did you know the EDK features several generic Sony Ericsson skins?

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EDK 1.2 launched, now including LiveKey™ emulator

Indoor maps save money and add extra value

Do you work in a large building or in a complex of buildings? Are you new to work and having a hard time finding your way around? Are your colleagues or visitors ever late for your meetings because they couldn’t find the right conference room? If so, then it might be a good idea to setup an indoor map service. At Sony Ericsson, that is precisely what Magnus Persson and his colleagues have done. Read the rest of the story to find out why indoor maps are useful, and how to get started in creating your very own indoor map.

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Indoor maps save money and add extra value

360° video recording using six Xperia™ neo phones

Sony Ericsson’s experimental hub Xperia Studio recently collaborated with photographer and inventor Joergen Geerds to shoot an impressive 360° panoramic video of the Slickrock trails in Moab, Utah. Check out the cool results in the video above!

Xperia Studio also met up with Joergen and software engineer Daniel Finkler to find out how they solved the hardware and software challenges involved. More videos and information about this are available after the jump.

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360° video recording using six Xperia™ neo phones

Getting started with Timescape™ extensions

Ready to take your Android™ development one step further? Do you want your app to get visible to thousands of Sony Xperia™ phones? Haven’t checked out the Timescape™ developer section yet? If so, then follow along with Sony Software Engineer, Robert Helmbro, as he’s provided this step-by-step tutorial for developing your own Timescape™ extension.

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Getting started with Timescape™ extensions

Write faster with the new Gesture input feature

In our latest video, we highlight a cool time saving feature available in the latest software available for our 2011 Xperia™ phones:  Gesture input. With gesture input, you can write text faster and more accurately. Check out the video above to learn more. Gesture input is available in 2011 Xperia™ phones with the latest software update. Learn more about the software update on the Sony Ericsson Product Blog.

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Write faster with the new Gesture input feature

Create clocks and widgets for SmartWatch 2

New APIs for SmartWatch 2 and Small Apps available in the updated add-on SDK from Sony.

Get rich or die tryin’ – get the game plan for developer success at AnDevCon, NOV 6-9

Been wondering how you can get your mobile game into the spotlight? Are you ready to start making money off of your standout app? Karl-Johan Dahlström’s session at AnDevCon – Get Rich or Die Tryin’ – Building Success with Xperia™ PLAY – can help kick-start your Android™ development and your game into high gear. Read on to get more details about this speaker session, the AnDevCon event, and an exclusive discount.

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Get rich or die tryin’ – get the game plan for developer success at AnDevCon, NOV 6-9

LiveKey™ SDK now includes emulator

Did you miss the release of the LiveKey SDK earlier this summer? No worries, it’s still around, and now we’ve updated it with an emulator. The LiveKey™ functionality was first introduced in the new LiveSound™ hi-fi headset, and using it gives you direct access to phone functions or applications with the click of a button. Maybe you want a simple speed dial to your mom, or the weather report to be read by text to voice? The only your limit is your imagination!

We met with Magnus Helgstrand from Sony Ericsson Smart Extras™ to find out more about LiveKey™ app extensions.

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LiveKey™ SDK now includes emulator

Code examples using hidden Android™ APIs

Have you ever thought about using hidden Android™ APIs? A few weeks ago, Erik Hellman from Sony Ericsson’s Technology research department presented a few examples of how these APIs could be used at Droidcon in London, and at Mobile Monday in Bucharest. We have now made Erik’s hidden API code examples available for download.

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Code examples using hidden Android™ APIs

Sony <3 openness

At Sony, we are constantly trying to support the open Android community - learn more about these initiatives to the right.

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