Today, Sony contributes three new plugins to the Jenkins software tool: Build Failure Analyzer plugin, Metadata plugin and External Resource Dispatcher plugin. Jenkins is a software development tool that is used for building and testing software continuously during the development. At Sony, we are heavy users of Jenkins, and we like to contribute to making it even more useful for everyone else using it. And by making these plugins available, we can get valuable feedback from the Jenkins community. Learn more after the jump, as Robert Sandell and Tomas Westling from our software tools department explains more!
BacklogTool is a web based planning tool that we’ve developed internally to keep track of backlogs. Since we like it so much we have now published it on GitHub to give you the chance to use it, and to help us improve it. BacklogTool is great to use with well-known development methods like Scrum, as well as on its own. In this blog post, software engineer Gustaf Lundh explains the benefits of this tool and how it is used. Read on for the full story!
Are you a custom ROM developer? If so, you’ve probably checked out our Sony Xperia™ open source archives before. Last year we told you how to build a Linux kernel. Today we’re releasing the open source archive for the Xperia™ S, which contains files you can use when building a kernel. This is the first time we publish source code for a product built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 platform, and to flash this software, you need do some additional steps and run a script that we also release today. Read more after the jump!
Do you know about the AppXplore analysis tool? It’s a little handy app we originally created for internal purposes within Sony. But then we thought, why not make this available to everyone? So we did just that. AppXplore will give you all the nitty gritty information about the apps installed on your phone – what permissions your apps are using, what Android™ versions are supported, what libraries the apps are sharing and so on. And now we have updated this app with some new features!
Find out more details after the jump.
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?
Read more after the jump.
Ever wanted to peek inside and know more about your application? Ever desired to know what permissions your application uses, what Android™ version it supports, libraries it depends on and more? Well a simple answer to all your needs is now on Android Market™; Sony Ericsson AppXplore. And it works on all phones running Android 2.1 and above!
Last week we released the LiveKey™ and ConnectLaunch developer tools, and going forward we really hope to see some cool applications making use of the new smart functionalities in the LiveSound™ hi-fi headset and the LiveDock™ multimedia station. The code examples for both LiveKey™ and ConnectLaunch comes with extensive documentation, and we really hope that you will find it valuable. For your service, we have also created a LiveKey™ and ConnectLaunch developer thread on Google groups, where we will try to answer all of your LiveKey™ & ConnectLaunch developer related questions to the best of our efforts. Feel free to ask! We will try to come back with an answer as soon as possible.
Today Sony Ericsson is announcing two new smart accessories: the LiveSound™ hi-fi headset and the LiveDock™ multimedia station. These phone accessories are designed to extend and enhance your phone experience in new innovative ways. The LiveSound™ hi-fi headset is also the first headset to support the new LiveKey™ feature, which is a button on the headset to get direct access to phone functions or applications.
As announced earlier, we are now launching a web page where you can get instructions and a key to unlock the boot loader of certain series of Sony Ericsson 2011 Android™ Gingerbread phones.
Are you looking for a way to build a mobile app that can run cross-platform? Do you need help in advertising your app? Do you want to integrate social networking into your app? You can find tools and services that can help you do these things and more in the Developer resources section on Developer World.