Xperia Studio website is now live!

Xperia Studio is live. The official website is up and running, and shows off the latest collaborations with artists, intellectuals, and digital fanatics who have experimented with Xperia™ phones to remake reality. Instead of the ordinary research of making calls clearer or screens brighter, Xperia Studio is working with outside-the-box thinkers, who have already gone beyond the boundaries of mobile technology. Check out this video on the Invisible Universe and others on the Xperia Studio website to see the amazing ways that scientists, artists, and musicians have come up with for re-defining how to use Xperia™ smartphones. You can also download project source codes and apps from projects directly from the site. Do you have any wild or crazy ideas for Xperia Studio on how else you can use a smartphone?

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Xperia Studio website is now live!

“Apps for Good” theme in the first stage of Ericsson Application Awards 2012

Our friends at Ericsson have now initiated the first stage of the Ericsson Application Awards 2012. The competition is an opportunity for developers to win both considerable money (€ 15,000) and fame (access to Ericsson promotion and distribution). In the first stage, Ericsson is calling on you to develop “Apps for Good”, which means applications focused on solving global challenges such as education, poverty alleviation, refugees, disaster relief, agriculture, access to energy, transportation solutions, smart homes and buildings, and weather.

Sounds like a fun and pretty useful challenge, right? In our opinion, it’s a really commendable idea, and we’d love to see more philanthropic initiatives like this.

Sign up for the challenge, and read all about it on the Ericsson Application Awards website.

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“Apps for Good” theme in the first stage of Ericsson Application Awards 2012

Learn how to be a standout developer at VDC 2011, and win an Xperia PLAY!

Are you wondering how you can make your mobile game or app standout better? We can show you how… in Las Vegas. That where we will be hosting a speaking session, as part of this year’s Verizon Developer Community (VDC) Conference happening September 13-14 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Forget the slots and the Strip, the real action (for developers) will be at VDC, Verizon’s yearly conference designed to get your app into as many customers’ hands as possible. We took some time to talk with Magnus Ekenheim, Sony Ericsson’s Head of the Developer Program. Read on to find out what’s in store for our developers at VDC.

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Learn how to be a standout developer at VDC 2011, and win an Xperia PLAY!

Ericsson kick-starts EAA 2012 with mini-challenge

Developers, are you up for a challenge? We’re proud to team up with Ericsson to co-sponsor this year’s Ericsson Application Awards (EAA), and we’re very excited to announce the first mini-challenge for EAA 2012, which starts September 14. By taking part in the EAA competitions, developers have a unique opportunity to gain exposure within the telecommunications world, as well as a chance to reach out to customers through Ericsson’s marketing channels, PLUS the opportunity to win Sony Ericsson phones and €15,000 in prize money.

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Ericsson kick-starts EAA 2012 with mini-challenge

Search functionality improvements on Developer World

As you might have noticed, the search functionality here on Developer World has been improved. Besides being faster, it returns much more relevant results. Gone are the days with broken search results and results limited to our Articles and Downloads sections. You can now find everything from all sections of Developer World, including News, Blogs, Tutorials and Downloads sections. You can easily find drivers for many Sony Ericsson phones. You can even search inside documents from our vast archive of user guides and white papers, available mainly in PDF format. Happy hunting!

Your feedback is greatly appreciated and if you find any issues on the Developer World site, or if you have any suggestions or recommendations on improvements, please let us know by using the Comments link at the end of this post.

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Search functionality improvements on Developer World

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

Lame Castle from Be-Rad Entertainment – a fortress of fun on the Xperia™ PLAY

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.

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Lame Castle from Be-Rad Entertainment – a fortress of fun on the Xperia™ PLAY

Hyperlight from CatfishBlues Games shines as a standout game for 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.

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Hyperlight from CatfishBlues Games shines as a standout game for Xperia™ PLAY
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