Sony offers developers a number of free SDKs and APIs across a wide product range. Click a section below and get started developing now!


Augmented reality made possible with the SmartEyeglass SDK

SmartEyeglass is light-weight transparent lens eyewear with excellent brightness, allowing information to be superimposed and clearly viewed, in the wearer’s natural field of view. With the launch of the SmartEyeglass SDK (Developer Preview), we want to give developers an opportunity to start developing apps in the innovative field of in-view augmented reality. An emulator is included in the SmartEyeglass SDK, to make development easy.


Create themes for Xperia devices

With the Theme Creator BETA tool you can design professional-looking themes for Xperia smartphones and tablets. You can put your style on more than 300 graphical assets, from home screen buttons and icons to graphical items inside selected Sony signature apps. Theme Creator works together with Adobe Photoshop, and comes with a set of templates for you to use. Theme Creator is built to let you fully focus on design. Once you're ready, the tool automatically builds an APK file that can be installed on an Xperia device.


Lifelog SmartWear

Boost your app with the Lifelog API

With the web-based Lifelog API, you can get secure access to lifestyle data of your users. For example, you can merge activity data into your game, or use lifestyle activities to make recommendations in your app or service. Learn how to get started right away. 

SmartWatch 2

Develop SmartWatch 2 apps

With SmartWatch 2, you can create unique use cases where you can utilize the features of the smartphone, without even picking it up from your bag or pocket. You can easily develop either standalone apps for SmartWatch 2, or extend your existing Android app to work with SmartWatch 2. Hundreds of developers worldwide have already created apps ranging from health and fitness, social networking, imaging, productivity to entertainment. Start your development today using our code examples, API references and extensive developer guides!

SmartWatch 3

Develop Android Wear apps for SmartWatch 3

Develop apps for SmartWatch 3 using the Android SDK together with the extended set of APIs from the Android Support Library and Google Play Services. SmartWatch 3 apps can display notifications, handle voice actions, access innovative sensor technology, and much more. The built-in GPS allows for exciting offline use cases in areas such as sports, exercise, or other outdoor activities where the phone is not available.

Xperia Z3 Camera

Develop camera add-on apps for Xperia devices, IR Remote apps and more

You can develop many kinds of unique and innovative apps for Xperia devices. For example, you can make your imaging app part of Sony's smart social camera app with the Camera Add-on API, or develop IR remote apps with the IR Remote API. You could also develop Small Apps – apps that run on top of other applications and add smart solutions for daily routines that require multi-tasking.

Develop apps for Sony TV & home entertainment systems

Sony TV and home entertainment systems provide many opportunities for app developers. Most 2013 and newer models support HTML5 apps and many of our upcoming 2015 TVs will support the Android TV platform and Google Cast.

Learn how to make apps for the largest screen in the living room.


Camera Remote API beta SDK: Develop for Sony Action Cams, Lens style cameras and more

With this API you can create remote control apps which can access the camera functionality in a number of Sony cameras and lense style cameras for mobile phones.

Learn how to get started developing now!


Become a registered PlayStation® developer

Join the ranks of other Registered PlayStation Developers and gain the ability to self-publish your games on the PlayStation® Network across PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®Vita, and PlayStation® Mobile in the Americas.

Register and learn more!