We’re kicking of the webinar series for the new Series 40 Touch phones tomorrow! The first session will walk you through the new Java ME APIs introduced in the Developer Platform 2.0.
The packed agenda covers all the important topics that you will need to know about when you’re moving your Java ME apps to the new touch UI:
- Platforms & Versions
- New features for developers
- Text Input
- Touch Input
- Location & Maps
- App Compatibility
- Publishing & Monetization
You can download the full source code of all the apps shown during the presentation – the blue text box in the top right corner or the slide always refers to the full example being demonstrated.
As a special bonus, the example package and the downloadable slides also include a few exercises (+ the corresponding solutions), so that you can put your new knowledge about the APIs into use right away! The excercises are both based on 3D graphics:
- In Monkey Touch 3D you’ll add drag & pinch support to view the 3D model of a monkey, and add orientation support to dynamically switch the app between landscape & portrait mode, depending on the physical orientation of the phone.
- Car Race 3D let’s you extend an endless 3D racing game with support for controlling the car using acceleration sensors, instead of physical keys (which would no longer be availble on the new touch phones)
In different webinars during the following days we’ll also look at the design aspect and the IDEs (both the new Nokia IDE for Java ME as well as NetBeans). Every session is held two times, so that you can join no matter which time zone you live in.