Over the next few months, Nokia Projects is being migrated to its new home on GitHub. As we say goodbye to the old infrastructure, it’s worth considering whether there are projects that you found valuable and want to migrate to the new home.
The Nokia Developer Champion for August is Amitabh Srivastava of Noida, India. Amitabh has worked in mobile technology for more than 15 years, and currently he is director of technology and head of the mobile innovation lab at Impetus Infotech (India), a provider of software R&D services.
A Nokia Developer member since 2007, Amitabh recently organized a Windows Phone 8 training program and 24-hour app developer’s hackathon; the top three winners were awarded Nokia Lumia phones. Under user name im2amit, he has posted more than 3,000 times, including articles on the Nokia Developer wiki and blog, and comments on the Nokia developer discussion boards. Amitabh’s most recent wiki article is How to flip an image in Java ME.
Amitabh has also published several apps on Nokia Store, including Green Charging, a phone utility that has been downloaded more than 1 million times.
The Nokia Developer Champion for the month of July is Shai Ifrach, the founder of Future soft, a small Israeli software development company. Future soft’s 12 games and apps on Nokia Store have achieved more than 2 million downloads. They include Brain Tester, Bartender, and Fighter Jet. Future soft has also published 10 apps on the Windows Phone Store, including Bubblewrap Madness, Zombie Defense, and Dice.
As part of Nokia’s continuous development practice, we will be introducing new software updates for Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820. This software, version 1232.5957.1308.00xx, includes further performance and stability improvements, enhancements to display stability during a call, and improved automatic display brightness adjustment.
In addition, Nokia Lumia 620 has some new software in the pipeline. This software, version 1030.6407.1308.00xx, will include improved touch behavior and enhancements to system stability and camera picture quality, such as corrected camera exposure when the flash is used in bright light conditions.
We are starting to deliver the latest software on new Lumia 920, Lumia 820 and Lumia 620 smartphones now. Current users of these smartphones will be receiving the updates to their phones later. In case you haven’t updated your phone software before, see this Nokia support page for useful instructions on how to receive and install an update on your Nokia Lumia phone.
Please note: Availability and timing of the update is region dependent and to contact your local Nokia Care team for more information.
If you would like to receive news about updates for Nokia phones and related software, be sure to follow the @NokiaSWUpdates Twitter feed.
It doesn’t usually take big things to make you go “nice!” I bet you know the feeling of sometimes discovering something totally new and funky, but yet so simple. A good example of this is Masonry Layout project. It introduces a fresh and simple idea that looks like it was meant to be developed for Windows Phone.
And don’t forget Series 40 – we sure haven’t! The opportunities for developers just keep getting better, especially with the latest touch and type and full touch phones. If you happened to miss these nice In-Application Purchasing examples, here’s a reminder: Product Catalog example shows how to manage several purchasable items in your app, and Simple Purchase Flow demonstrates the steps the user goes through when buying an item. The code is neat and simple; just copy-paste it into your awesome project and do the necessary modifications!