This week’s featured article in the Nokia Asha category is Content Handling with Maps API for Java ME by symbianyucca.
Adding map functionality to your Java ME apps can help providing richer information to your app users. This week’s featured article talks about adding different types of content to the Map when using the HERE Maps API for Java ME.
Featuring various types of map markers, ordering of content, removing content and other content functionality is also dealt with in this article.
Read this article and add amazing map experiences to your Asha apps.
This week’s featured article in the Windows Phone category is How to integrate store review into an app on Windows Phone by pavan.pareta.
If you are planning to have your app on Windows Phone Marketplace (or already have one) this article offers a tiny tip, which may prove effective. User feedback in the form of reviews and ratings on Marketplace is a key factor to drive the number of app downloads. Personally speaking, I always read first few reviews of an app to check it’s credibility amongst other users.
This article shows how to integrate an option to launch store review functionality from your application. With one click, users can land up on the Marketplace page to submit ratings and reviews for your application.
Read this article and add an instant review functionality to your app. Also, while you are at it, you may be interested to check out this Nokia Developer Example which provides a library to make it very easy to add marketplace review to your app. The library displays a review prompt for your app after it has been launched 5 times, and again after 10 times (if it was not rated previously).