May 5, 2008
An interesting piece to read. Over at Forum Nokia Blog, Harry Li discussed the possibility of porting Mozilla to Symbian OS. Among others, Harry mentioned the humongous size of Mozilla Platform. He said “Frankly, at first I hadn’t realized the size of the Mozilla Platform, until I read these from the book “Rapid Application Development with Mozilla”:
It is 30 times larger than the Apache Web Server, 20 times larger than the Java 1.0 JDK/JRE sources, 5 times bigger than he standard Perl distribution, twice as big as the Linux kernel source, and nearly as large as the whole GNOME 2.0 desktop source—even when 150 standard GNOME applications are included.”
Read the full article HERE.
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February 5, 2008
Carbide.c++ v1.3, the #1 tool for most Symbian developers is about to get a facelift and version 1.3 will be released in about one month. Some of the cool new features include Windows Vista support, quick access to everything in the IDE by pressing [ctrl]- and improved build speed and control.
Full feature list after the break.
January 7, 2008
Kuneri, a Flash Lite company based in Oulu, Finland unveiled their innovative product, KuneriLite 0.9.4. KuneriLite is basically a development toolkit for Flash Lite developers. With it you can create cross platform applications using Flash Lite technology without any Symbian programming knowledge. Yada yada yada huh? Wrong, because Kuneri also made a set of powerful plugins which truly unleash the power of Flash Lite to your phone.
- Accelerometer plugin
- Camera plugin
- Connect plugin
- Download plugin
- DTMF plugin
- File plugin
- GPS plugin
- Rotate plugin
- Simple protection plugin
- Timer plugin
- Upload/Download plugin
"We have been developing for S60 platform for a long time and see the potential of Flash Lite very clearly" says Ugur Kaner, CEO of the Finnish company. "We see a gap between strength and user experience in mobile development, and aim to help developers to close this gap by using our tool. We believe KuneriLite will be very popular among developers, as it is very easy to use and learn, and leads to impressing results; bringing imagination into concrete in shorter time. We believe that, because we are mobile developers ourselves and understand developers’ needs very well as insiders. We also had a long alpha testing period and feedback we received supports our belief."
KuneriLite comes with 3 editions: Basic, Professional and Commercial. Basic edition is free to download and try. Professional edition meant for freeware productions, and also offered free of charge for non-commercial purposes. Commercial edition is offered for commercial projects and has "a very developer friendly license and price".
Visit kunerilite.net for downloads and further instructions on how to get started.