I’ll be in Budapest, I hope to see some of my online friends while I’m there.
Forum Nokia Goes to Budapest: Developer Day and Code Camps
19-20th November, Budapest, Hungary
A 2-day event, with updates on the latest technologies and mobile market trends in Europe. From business perspectives and market & operator landscape to hands-on coding in Web Runtime Widgets and S60 5th Edition Touch UI, all the information you need from development to deployment of your applications will be available there.
Today we reached a milestone at Nokia and Forum Nokia by launching S60 5th Edition mobile platform for smart phones and the Forum Nokia online communities is joining in on the fun!!
There is a contest in the Wiki for contributions on articles for developing applications, utilities, using and any other thing you can think of about the S60 5th Edition. Our Discussion board will soon have a forum dedicated to the new UI features and all the news will be covered fully in blogs and announcements.
S60 5th Edition is the next generation of the S60 platform. A new touch screen capability with tactile feedback, sensor framework, and support for QHD screens brings an unprecedented level of expression and usability to S60 devices. These new features enable application developers to build more features into their UIs using the extra screen real estate, and leverage touch, tactile feedback, and sensors to provide users with innovative ways of interacting with applications. Web and Flash Lite developers are now able to fully participate in the creation of mobile-aware applications and services, since S60 5th Edition gives them access to device data and information such as location. For content developers, QHD screen support opens the way for richer, more engaging content.
The S60 platform has already spawned many innovative applications. S60 5th Edition offers new opportunities for developers to innovate further with a range of new APIs:
C++ developers get new UI controls and touch feedback APIs; a sensor framework to support accelerometers, magnetometers, and tap sensors; and improved features for Web services and XML processing.
Standard C/C++ developers get access to Open C++ (STL, IOStreams, and Boost libraries) as standard platform features.
Java developers get an updated version of the Advanced Multimedia Supplements (JSR-234).
WRT and Flash Lite developers gain access to S60 Platform Services, allowing them to access the application manager; S60 application data (Calendar, Contacts, Logs, Messaging [SMS and MMS]); device location and landmarks; system information; and sensors.
Media developers gain support for Windows Media (WM) DRM 10, WM Audio 9, and WM Video 9 (in selected devices).
There is an interesting development at MOSH with the launch of the new Spotlight Content where developers can pay to have their applications highlighted on MOSH. MOSH wants to get the word out to the small developers first. MOSH believes that once the word gets out that the bigger development houses will take all the ads. So if you are a small firm right now is a good time to promote your product on MOSH.
Spotlight helps elevate your brand and mobile content through sponsoredplacement on Mosh. Through Spotlight, your mobile content will gain increased visibility, access to a global audience, a multi-channel distribution platform and access to today’s most tech savvy audience who are actively looking for ways to improve their mobile experience.
Your content will appear in a highlighted area as users browse and search the site. If your content item matches a user’s browsing pattern or search, your item will appear in the Spotlight section.
MOSH is Nokia’s vehicle for connecting, empowering and discovering the individuals who are actively shaping the future of the mobile Web.
MOSH connects content creators with a global community of consumers that are looking for free ‘stuff’for their phones