Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Sony Ericsson offers SDK for XPERIA panel interface

updated 07:50 am EDT, Wed September 3, 2008

Sony Ericsson X1 Panel SDK

Sony Ericsson this morning introduced an software development kit just for the XPERIA X1, giving developers an opportunity to write apps for the phone's custom panel interface. The SDK will allow programmers to write Windows Mobile 6.1 apps that integrate directly with the panels at the top level and display live information without having the user enter the app itself. Sony Ericsson suggests this could be useful for at-a-glance looks at instant messaging or social networking as well as media catalogs.

The kit will be available shortly and should be exposed to the user through an element on the X1's interface that lets users download more panels through a specialized online location similar to Mac OS X's site for Dashboard widgets. Sony Ericsson has released a video [Windows Media video support required] to explain the interface and the expanded panel support, but hasn't said when it expects third-party panels to launch; company officials maintain that the first XPERIA phone itself will release in the fall and thus give little time for new software.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Asus Chromebook C300

When Chromebooks hit the market back in 2011, consumers didn't know what to do with them. The low-cost laptops, powered by Google's Ch ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

Lemur BlueDriver

"Oh no, the check engine light is on…again! What one of the hundreds of reasons could it be this time? Probably going to cost a fort ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News