Developer World becomes Developer World Mobile

This week we are proud to launch the brand new Sony Developer World web portal at http://developer.sony.com. This portal includes APIs, SDKs and links to different sectors within Sony. You’ll easily find all the Sony devices that you can develop for, and learn how to start developing for them. As this site replaces our existing Developer World, we have decided to rename this website as Developer World Mobile. Click to learn more about this change.

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Developer World becomes Developer World Mobile

Developer interview: Getting the full scope with Sphere and Camera Add-on API

The Camera Add-on API is a new addition to the Sony Add-on SDK that lets you integrate your own camera applications into the camera app on Sony Xperia Z1. Developer World reached out to the developers behind Sphere, an app for shooting visually transcending 360º panoramas, to ask about their experience on how the 20MP camera of Xperia™ Z1 has complemented their app, and helped them gain extra exposure through the Camera Add-on API. Read more after the jump.

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Developer interview: Getting the full scope with Sphere and Camera Add-on API

How to provide your app users with maximum screen estate [tutorial]

With an increasing number of Android™ devices coming out with on-screen buttons, such as Sony Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra, it’s important that your app can offer a more immersive viewing experience by hiding essential UI elements. It’s really not that complicated – we’ll show you how you can provide your app users with maximum screen estate on devices running Android 4.3 or earlier versions, in our latest tutorial.

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How to provide your app users with maximum screen estate [tutorial]

Sony Add-on SDK updated – adds support for Stereo Bluetooth® Headset SBH50 and Smart Bluetooth® Handset SBH52

An update for the Sony Add-on SDK is now available and includes official support for Stereo Bluetooth® Headset SBH50 and Smart Bluetooth® Handset SBH52. This means you’ll be able to create app extensions for these Smart accessories, as well as emulate the devices for your own app extension testing. Read on to learn more about what’s been updated in this release.

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Sony Add-on SDK updated – adds support for Stereo Bluetooth® Headset SBH50 and Smart Bluetooth® Handset SBH52

Developer World marks milestone 10 year anniversary

This year is a special one for Developer World, as it marks our tenth year in existence! That’s right, since 2003, we’ve been proudly serving the developer community with tools, tutorials, and the latest technical news related to mobile. Today, our website holds 700+ downloads, including white papers, developer tools and SDK, drivers, open source archives, and much more. So how did it all begin? We sat down with one of the founders and a long time member of the program, Abbas Sumar and Jonas Petterson, who share their insights on how Developer World first got its start.

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Developer World marks milestone 10 year anniversary

Boost the performance of your Android app with OpenCL [tutorial]

Although our Xperia™ devices have become much more powerful the last couple of years, there might still be cases when your application needs more processing power. With OpenCL™, you can use the power of the GPU to handle resource intensive tasks in your app. This article is a short introduction to OpenCL, and how to get it up and running on your Sony Xperia device.

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Boost the performance of your Android app with OpenCL [tutorial]

Make your voice heard in the Developer Economics survey

Our friends at VisionMobile have just opened their new Developer Economics survey. VisionMobile’s research on the app economy and developer ecosystems is based on the largest, most global developer surveys. This new survey is tracking platform mindshare, use of tools, monetisation by platform and revenue models. It also investigates opportunities and challenges in the developer ecosystem. Get all the details after the jump!

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Make your voice heard in the Developer Economics survey

How to add Xperia™ device support for the DUALSHOCK™3 wireless controller in your Android™ game [video]

A wide range of Xperia™ devices support the DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller, bringing a console-like experience to PlayStation® Mobile games. You can also deliver the same functionality to Android™ games.  Read on to learn how to optimise your games for the DUALSHOCK™3 wireless controller for Android games – you’ll also find guidelines and recommendations, along with the key code mappings for the supported devices.

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How to add Xperia™ device support for the DUALSHOCK™3 wireless controller in your Android™ game [video]

Sony Xperia™ Z1 and Xperia™ Z Ultra get ANT+ Capable certification

We’re pleased to inform that Sony Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra have joined the 17 phones in our portfolio that already support the ANT+ wireless technology. With their GPS/ GLONASS capabilities, along with water and dust resistance, it’s only fitting that the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra support the leading wireless transfer protocol for health, fitness and sport use cases. Find out how you can develop a mobile app with ANT+ support, right after the jump!

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Sony Xperia™ Z1 and Xperia™ Z Ultra get ANT+ Capable certification

Five important tips to boost your SmartWatch 2 app development [tutorial]

Following our developer tutorials on how to add SmartWatch 2 (SW2) support to the first SmartWatch (MN2) extensions and how to create a SmartWatch 2 app extension, here are some best practices for your SmartWatch 2 app development. Topics range from how much data your app extension sends to recommended resolutions to display considerations. Read these five important tips for making your app extension more compatible with the new SmartWatch 2 features and ensure that it works smoothly.

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Five important tips to boost your SmartWatch 2 app development [tutorial]
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