Let’s face it. Applications contribute to part of the reasons why people are passionate about different mobile platforms. Applications equally contribute to part of the reasons why people purchase certain brands of handsets. Have you ever wondered how these day to day applications you use are developed? Of course they are developed by normal human beings like you and I and they do benefit from the market as soon as their application(s) become popular demand. Now, let’s guide you on mobile application development:
Wow, we are over with the “Prior mind setup” now, let’s go ahead and give you tips on what you will need for a proper Nokia application development environment! 🙂
Have you heard of Qt? – Well, Qt is a cross platform application framework that is widely used for developing application software with a graphical user interface (GUI) (in which cases Qt is classified as a widget toolkit), and also used for developing non-GUI programs such as command-line tools and consoles for servers. It is pronounced “cute”. Read more about Qt here.
@qtbynokia: This is Qt’s official twitter account. Feel free to follow them and get updates on their day to day Qt activities. They would be glad to support you when you have issues.
@ltomuta: Lucian is a Qt expert. He is a friend of our team. Some of our team members have contact with him in the past and he was glad to help us without complain or restrictions. He is a nice person to follow.
@janole: Yes! We highly recommend our dear Jan. You may not necessarily get support from him as regards to Qt but you ‘ll surely be needing some motivational talks or conversations. It may interest you to know that he is the author of the popular symbian twitter client – Gravity.
@talv: Talv is similar to Jan. He develops for both the Symbian and MeeGo OS. He is the author of SymNote, SymFTP, SymPaper and MeeNote. He is sure to help you when you require assistance too.
We are rest assured that there are so many more Qt experts out there. Do you know any of them? Please use the comment section and write about them. 🙂
See what we did with Qt. It’s actually no big deal 🙂 you can do better!
We do hope you have a pleasant Qt experience. Please Do NOT forget to share with us. GoodLuck!!!
Nice folks at BH Production are giving their all premium apps for free at Nokia Store as a new year gift. You will be able to download them for free for next 5 days. So don’t waste your time and grab it.
You can check their apps using this link: http://go.nokiatips.in/tcgxPS
Don’t forget to share this with your friends so they can also take the benefit. 🙂
Yesterday on MeeGo Forum , ntadej announced its underdevelopment application, which is a Google+ client for MeeGo Harmattan devices Nokia N9 and Nokia N950. Currently, MeePlus is in very early stage of development so it only features profile and search on Google+. More features will be added soon but Google’s API restrictions has limited access to public contents only.
You can donwnload app from here .
It is still not available in Nokia Store but will be added soon.
You need to turn on Developer mode from Settings>Security>Developer Mode . Now locate and open the *.deb file using any file explorer, we recommend using Filebox (download from store). It will ask for your permission and agree and you’re done! 🙂
It’s an open source project, so you can also contribute to it from its Github repository at https://github.com/ntadej/MeePlus
It’s obvious that most people want the best out of their mobile phones and that includes having a quality battery with long lasting life. In most situations, we involve ourselves with activities that consume our battery and we keep yelling “Low Battery!!!”. Nowadays, most phones have a lot of built in features that contribute to high level of battery consumption. Here are some tips you could adopt in your day to day mobile activities inorder to have a sweet mobile experience with maximum battery performance.
1. Decrease your screen display brightness:
Decreasing the brightness of your cell phone’s screen is the most definite way of increasing battery life. Most Nokia phones support this. So supposing the level of brightness in your cell phone settings is 8 / 10, a level of 5 is more than enough and looks more pleasing to the eye. I have seen phones having 1 / 5 brightness and still showing everything on the screen crisply. Over bright displays not only hamper usage, they cut down battery life by a large factor.
Also, cutting down completely on the back light is also possible. Many phones, specially the classic Nokia ones can work without requiring the use of a back light. Of course, in the dark you have to use a back light but if you are low on battery, turning the back light off can keep you up for some more precious time.
Same goes for in built flash lights on the phones – don’t use them if you are on low battery.
2. Switch the vibrate function off on your phone, using just the ring tone. The vibrate function uses additional battery power. Keep the ring tone volume as low as possible.
3. Charge only when required:
Charging your phone’s battery only when required helps increase battery life in the long run. Suppose your phone measures battery levels on a scale of 5. Your current level is 4. Don’t charge your battery unless you truly want to – if you know you don’t require portability, let the battery drain down to say at least 1 or 2, then charge it. Charging when not required cuts down battery life.
4. Switch the vibrator off, keep it ringing:
When you are on low battery, switch off the phone’s vibrator. The vibrator uses up a lot of battery power and if you can use the ringing tone instead, use that.
5. Switch off the phone! :
This is the most effective way of conserving battery. If you don’t need your phone, or you are in an area where there is no reception, switch it off. Of course don’t be tempted to switch it on/off again and again, it will bring your battery level down to zero!
Some phones have an Offline mode also meaning the connection from the network is cut, but you can continue to use the phone otherwise for WiFi, taking pictures etc. Putting your phone in Offline mode also helps save battery life, since you are not receiving/ making calls and because your phone is not interacting with the network.
6. Use a power saver, don’t play games:
Don’t use a flashy screen saver. Most phones support something known as a a power saver, where the phone simply displays Date/Time on the screen. Use it. Screen savers consume battery power that can be otherwise saved.
As expected, if you are low on battery, don’t play games. Games may squeeze every drop of a phone’s resources and will do the same with the battery.
These are simple tips that you can use to maximize the battery life and output of your battery. Conserve when you can! Feel free to add your own tips in the comment section!
You can find more resources on this topic at WikiHow
Yep, you heard it right. People around the world keep saying “Symbian is dead” but is it really true? Symbian has really lost it’s market share? Well, not really.
StatCounter – the free, online visitor stats tool’s report for Top 8 Mobile OS from Dec-2010 to Nov-2011 shows that Nokia’s “so-called” dead os Symbian still leads. StatCounter stats are based on aggregate data collected on a sample exceeding 15 billion pageviews per month collected from across the StatCounter network of more than 3 million websites. No matter how well Android or other devices are selling, but there are much more users from Symbian OS across the world.
Amazing thing is, even after #Feb11 ‘s announcement, Symbian share has increased significantly. Symbian is only used by Nokia (forget the exceptions for now please) while Android is being used by many manufacturers for smartphones and tablets, still it’s behind the Symbian.
No matter what people say, but all we would say is “Nokia is still people’s choice!”. What do you say?