This post will help you for preparing yourself for the first Forum Nokia Developers Workshop 2011 in Karachi Pakistan from 31 Jan to 3 Feb 2011.
The workshop focuses on two mobile technologies, J2ME and Qt available on Nokia’s S40 feature-phones and Symbian S60 smartphones. With countless Nokia devices around the world and over 3.5 million downloads from Ovi Store every single day, these technologies are highly profitable for mobile developers.
Let’s get started. First things first. You are required to bring along your notebook, so you need a notebook with either Windows (XP SP2 / Vista / 7) or Mac OSX (Leopard / Snow Leopard).
If you are going for J2ME track, you need to install J2ME SDK and related developer tools. Below are the download links of recommended tools:
- Java SE JDK 6 Update 22
- Netbeans 6.9.1 IDE (Choose Java bundle)
- Nokia Ovi Suite
- Nokia S40 6th Edition SDK FP 1 for Windows
If you opted for Qt, then you only need Nokia Ovi Suite and Nokia Qt SDK 1.0 or better go with latest Nokia Qt SDK 1.1 Technology Preview which includes QML and Qt Mobility 1.1 support.
Install these tools and be sure to at least open the IDE of installed SDK (Qt Creator or NetBeans) and compile a sample project that came along with SDK to make sure the installation does not have any issues.
The most important part is what you’re going to do at the workshop?
Other than educating you about J2ME and Qt and what you can do with these technologies, Forum Nokia is recommending that you bring your own idea for a project you would like to do. The instructors at the workshop will help you while you work on your project.
It’s still one day to go before the workshop starts, start planning your mobile project using J2ME or Qt and get the most of out of this great opportunity offered by Forum Nokia.
I will be at the workshop as well with some cool projects and you are welcome to connect and discuss mobile development at the event.
See you guys on Monday!
// chall3ng3r //