Salling Clicker and the Sony Ericsson w810i

May 17, 2007

I’ve owned a license to Salling Clicker for years, so when I recently bought a new Sony Ericsson w810i phone I decided to see how the two worked together (especially since I can finally use phone events, that control iTunes and other applications when I walk away from the computer or make a call).

There’s a small trick to actually get it working though. At least on my phone (purchased through Cingular), I kept getting a Java security exception when I tried to connect to my PowerBook over bluetooth. After finding a few threads in the support forum, it turns out you can’t send the Salling Clicker application to your phone through bluetooth. Instead, you need to open from your phone, and download the application directly from the web. After that, it should work fine.

Marc Charbonneau is a mobile software engineer in Portland, OR. Want to reply to this article? Get in touch on Twitter @mbcharbonneau.