I was always wondering, if streaming a YouTube video would work on Nokia Devices with Java ME. I was pleased to find out that it did! And it did, very well, over a 3G connection on the stunning screen of Nokia PureView 808.
The idea is pretty simple. All you need is a Canvas with a YouTube logo, a Video Window for displaying the stream and playback controls for starting, stopping fast forwarding or rewinding the video. The cursor is draggable so that it offers the same user experience as the standard YouTube player.
30.07 I started porting FifteenPuzzle game project to Series 40 platform and today 10.08 that work is completed. Having promised to complete the project in 5 days I observe the golden rule of project management in action : multiply your project estimation three – two times before passing the estimations to your customer
But nevertheless… Meanwhile I have explored Scalable Graphics in Series 40 for possibility of applications localization and created a wiki article. FifteenPuzzle game project now contains SVG main menu and text in SVG document is translated to English , Finnish and Russian. The whole the application features list is the following:
1) main menu SVG
2) device language detecting and supporting automatically
3) SVG text localization
4) supports screen sizes:
240 x 400 Asha 31X
320 x 240 Asha 30X
240 x 320 Asha 20X
128 x 160 Asha 1XX
5) Disables SVG automatically on low-range devices (Asha 1XX)
I hope to complete FifteenPuzzle game project porting this week. 5 days for game development include resource creation — it is possible. I found Series 40 platform APIs are quite easy and logical. And that should be expected considering Java ME long history, strong community and technology leaders supporting.
Congratulations to Sajid Ali Anjum, our Nokia Developer Champion of the month for August. Based in Pakistan, Sajid has worked on mobile platforms since 2008. Having earned a bachelor’s degree in computer systems engineering from the college of engineering and technology at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, he now focuses on building his company, SajiSoft, and on developing for Nokia Asha Touch phones. Sajid’s special interests include social networking, location-based services, mobile utilities, and games.
On Nokia Store, Sajid’s company offers several games and utilities, including Math n Fun, a game for practicing math; Brain Bash, a cartoon game; and mLocker, a file-locking utility. His most recent app is Tangle Craze, an arcade puzzle game optimized for the full touch UI for Series 40.
Sajid shares his skills with the Nokia community as a frequent contributor to the Nokia Developer discussion boards and Wiki, where he can be found under his username sajisoft. In addition, his skills have won him several developer awards, including the Nokia Calling All Innovators 2011 competition and Nokia Qt Ambassador. Sajid engages the wider developer community through his blog on the Sajisoft site. He also speaks publicly on topics that include getting started with mobile programming, and developing mobile games.Bravo, Sajid!