Sony Add-on SDK 2.0 brings support for SmartWatch 2 and Camera Add-on API

by XB on 24th September 2013

in Applications, Imaging, Xperia Z1

Xperia Z1 Camera Apps mode selectorSony has released version 2.0 of its Sony Add-on SDK for app developers. The latest version brings support for the Sony SmartWatch 2 as well as the new Camera Add-on API. The Smart Extensions API update for the SmartWatch 2 allows for new layouts to be displayed as well as smoother scrolling in the Gallery and ListView. It also allows developers to access the compass/magnetometer and light sensor.

The Camera Add-on API is a new API that allows developers to integrate their own camera app into that of the Xperia Z1 i.e. it can be launched directly from the Z1’s Smart Social Camera. It can also be used the other way around i.e. the Xperia Z1 camera mode and settings can be used in a third-party app. A tutorial on how to create a Sony Xperia Z1 camera app can be found here. One such app that already includes Xperia Z1 support is CamiApp.

Other APIs in the Sony Add-on SDK includes the Small App API to create Small Apps for the Xperia Z1, Z, ZL, Tablet Z and Tablet S. It also includes the IR Remote API to develop IR remote enabled apps for Xperia Tablet Z, Tablet S and ZL.

Via Sony Developer World.

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