The Sony Ericsson LiveView Bluetooth micro-display is one of the more innovative devices released for a while. The remote display acts as a conduit for your Android smartphone, enabling you to display incoming calls, send messages and check your twitter/facebook updates amongst other things.
Whilst the idea is a good one, the LiveView is by no means perfect and suffers from a number of bugs including an intermittent Bluetooth connection. The company has confirmed that it will be releasing an update in January through SEUS (Sony Ericsson Update Service) that will address some of these issues.
There are now also a number of third-party developers that are adding plug-in support for their applications. Check out a selection of these below.
• Moon Phase Pro: 3D interactive simulation of the moon.
• LiveView HTC Music plug-in: Music plug-in for HTC phones.
• OI Shopping List: Shop easily with your LiveView.
• FakeCall for LiveView: Trigger sounds and vibration on your Android phone.
• LiveView ContactCall plug-in: Lets you browse contacts and initiate a call.
• LiveView for Cycle Hire: Quickly access and safely access docking station statuses for London’s TfL Barclays Cycle Hire scheme.
• LiveView Weather plug-in: Show current weather forecast in your location.
• SportyPal: Motivational training tool that gives you a view of your workout.
• Launcher plug-in: Display your application icons on the LiveView.
• Smart Training: GPS tracker tool, post your training record.
• Where am I LiveView plug-in: Shows a map of your current location.
• LiveView PowerAMP: Control any music player.
• Gmail for LiveView: Gmail notifications plug-in that also lets you read the first part of the e-mail.
• Se-first.com news alert: RSS notifier for Se-first.com
• Calendar plug-in: Gives you an overview of your calendar and you can scroll and dive into a daily agenda.
• Twitter icon plug-in: Shows your Twitter icon or a QR-code so that you can spread your Twitter-url.
• Mode plug-in: Profile manager that lets you switch between silent, vibrate etc.
Do you have a LiveView? What function do you find most useful?
Via SE Product Blog.