Salling Software has updated its Sony Ericsson Clicker application to v1.5, adding new features and improving AppleScript support as well.
Sony Ericsson Clicker enables users of Bluetooth-equipped Sony Ericsson mobile phones to use them like remote controls for their Bluetooth-equipped Macs. The software leverages AppleScript to communicate with Mac applications. Applications include using your phone as a remote control for DVD Player and iTunes, for example, or controlling the slideshow display for Keynote and PowerPoint presentations.
The software has proven to be wildly popular. Jonas Salling of Salling Software said that within a few days of its March release thousands of Mac users downloaded the software. What’s more, some of them contributed back action scripts to further enhance the software’s capabilities.
The new 1.5 version refines the use of AppleScript to build six different kinds of widgets in the phone’s display, according to Salling Software. Enhanced action scripts for iTunes, DVD Player, PowerPoint and the core system itself have all been included. The software also sports the ability to download new and upgraded action scripts; enhances its proximity sensor; sports a “visual” designer to allow users to create their own keypad-based controls; supports drag-and-drop of third-party action scripts, and works simultaneously with Address Book.
Sony Ericsson Clicker 1.5 is available for immediate download. In “demo” mode it’s limited to 30 clicks at a time, and it costs US$9.95 to register. Sony Ericsson Clicker is a free upgrade for all registered users.
Designed for any Bluetooth-equipped Mac, Sony Ericsson requires Mac OS X 10.2.4 or later and a compatible Sony Ericsson phone. That list currently includes the T39, T520, T68, T68i and T610 models.