Use the Motion API to easily develop apps for the new Smart Imaging Stand [SDK+video]

Going with the Xperia Z1, Sony also revealed the new Smart Imaging Stand IPT-DS10M  at IFA in Berlin today. The Smart Imaging Stand pairs with your smartphone through one-touch NFC, and then launches a SmileCatcher app, which automatically follows people’s faces and takes pictures whenever someone smiles. In other words – a perfect party companion! For developers, there is a new experimental Motion API available, which will let you develop innovative new apps for the Smart Imaging Stand. Get all the details in the full post.

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Use the Motion API to easily develop apps for the new Smart Imaging Stand [SDK+video]

New Smart Extras™ announced, and a new SDK to create apps for them

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Today we’re announcing a couple of useful Smart Extras™, namely the SmartWatch and the Smart Wireless Headset pro. And for all of you developers out there, we’ve created a brand new Sony Add-on SDK, which enables you to create or adapt apps to work with these two new accessories!

SmartWatch is a micro display for Android™ smartphones, to wirelessly and discreetly access calls, messages and applications. Smart Wireless Headset pro is a Bluetooth™ stereo headset that also works as a standalone MP3 player and FM radio when apart from the phone.

Learn more about the new Smart Extras™ and the Smart Extension SDK after the jump!

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New Smart Extras™ announced, and a new SDK to create apps for them

Facebook inside Xperia software update makes mobile gaming more social

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.

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Facebook inside Xperia software update makes mobile gaming more social