A theme is a powerful way to change the look and feel of Xperia smartphones and tablets. With the free Theme Creator BETA, released today, you can customise over 300 graphical assets like icons and buttons to create your own professional-looking theme for Xperia devices.
The Theme Creator BETA is easy to use, and you can style everything from home screen wallpaper and icons to buttons, colours and assets inside selected pre-installed Sony signature apps. The tool is intended for designers, and built to let you focus fully on the design. Then when you’re ready to export your theme, one click is all that’s needed to create an APK file that can be installed on an Xperia device.
How to get started with Theme Creator BETA
The Theme Creator BETA is a java application that you download to your computer. It works together with Adobe Photoshop, where you can create and export graphics which you then fine tune in the Theme Creator tool. Theme Creator BETA comes with:
- Theme Creator BETA tool which is ready to run as soon as you’ve downloaded it.
- Templates for Adobe Photoshop which you can use to create graphics for your theme.
- Online documentation which guides you through the full work flow from installing Theme Creator BETA, through creation of your theme to verification and finally publishing your theme on Google Play.
Theme Creator is intended for designers with good knowledge about image editing in Adobe Photoshop CS6. It also helps to be familiar with how Android handles graphics, and 9-patch images. Read more about the prerequisites on the Theme Creator overview page.
To get started, download Theme Creator and follow the instructions on the Get started page.
Tell us about your theme
You can contact Sony for the possibility to get your theme promoted on Xperia devices. This way, your theme can show up on millions of Xperia devices through the default theme picker, and in Sony’s “What’s New” recommendation service. Learn more about the possibilities on the Theme Creator web page.
Get support through the Theme Creator forum
To get help using the Theme Creator, you can post a question on the new Theme Creator forum. There you can get answers from Sony support engineers, but also from other Theme Creator users. You can also discuss design ideas and get feedback from other users. Learn more and visit the forum from the Theme Creator support page.
As always, feel free to drop us a comment below if you have any comments, questions or suggestions for the Theme Creator!