If you haven’t already read or seen what Facebook inside Xperia is, here’s a brief recap. When you update the Xperia™ software on your Sony Ericsson smartphone with the Facebook inside Xperia update, users are able to “Like” a track from the music player, tag photos in the phone’s gallery, sync contacts in the phonebook with current Facebook statuses, and sync the calendar with Facebook events. This should undoubtedly be a big hit with Sony Ericsson customers who use Facebook on a daily, if not hourly, basis.
As the wonderfully innovative Xperia™ PLAY games continue to keep coming into the Stand out from the Crowd submission site, Sony Ericsson is pleased to showcase the next standout game – Lame Castle from Be-Rad Entertainment – and fully optimized for the Xperia™ PLAY.
Sony Ericsson is excited to see the innovation that game developers have come up with since the launch of the Xperia™ PLAY. We’re pleased to showcase Hyperlight from CatfishBlues Games, the first of several of top Stand out from the Crowd contenders who have created a top-notch game designed for maximum impact, and most importantly, fully optimised for the Xperia PLAY.
This is the fourth in a series of tips that supplement the Xperia™ game developer recommendations. This tip expands on Display recommendations – DS3 in the list of game developer recommendations: If applicable, the representations of the device’s buttons should be displayed in the correct layout.
In June, we told you about Skype’s availability on the Xperia™ neo and Xperia™ pro. Skype has just confirmed that the release of Skype 2.1 will be supported by the Xperia™ PLAY, Xperia™ mini pro, and Xperia™ ray. Sony Ericsson Xperia™ users can now easily find and download the Skype app directly from the Sony Ericsson channel on Android™ Market.
Attention game developers! Want to get your hands on an Xperia™ PLAY for testing? You can borrow this smartphone, or other Xperia™ devices, immediately through the Sony Ericsson Device Loaner Program. The program is intended as a low cost option to allow developers to test their applications on a physical Sony Ericsson device for up to 30 days. This service is free, and only international shipping fees apply (free shipping within US & Canada).
A couple of weeks ago, Sony Ericsson announced the new Xperia™ active – a compact Android smartphone designed for consumers with an active lifestyle. A truly unique feature of the Xperia™ active lies in its pressure sensor for barometric measuring. Developers can use this sensor in apps, by accessing it through the Android sensor API.
This tutorial provides some tips and code examples to get your app to work with the pressure sensor.
A major factor driving the success of the Xperia™ PLAY is the amazing range of games available for this revolutionary device. Sony Ericsson makes a point of working closely with game developers interested in optimising their games for Xperia™ PLAY, and we’re keen on sharing the knowledge our partners have gained as they’ve done their game development. Read on to learn about SilverTree Media and their take on developing for the Xperia™ PLAY.