i have finally tried my first whatsapp usage, and i tried it onto my Lumia 800. Immediately i start to and have to agree with my friends that Whatsapp is really fascinating and very useful. Setting up is also a breeze where there is no need for clumsy registration process that requires one to share away private information
i have spent few days to solve my phone connection problem to windows 7. i’ve tried reinstalling the driver (by manually pointing to the zune folder) and reinstalling zune but they didn’t work. eventually i find this to be the solution
After some wait, at last i can get my hand onto Ovi Map. Nokia has just released Ovi Map Rendering API, which enables us to have a static map displayed via a REST webservice. Immediately i updated my kinematics on https://projects.forum.nokia.com/kinematics to make use of ovi map rather than google map previously.
Unfortunately Ovi Map Rendering still need to work with a data connection. But this is a good start to let us having full connectivity to the Ovi Maps on the phone itself, making offline map possible. Let’s wait
Many years ago when i first used an IBM PC (windows 3.1) one of my favourite past time is to download shareware app and playing with it. That was one of the reason that gets me hook up with software development, albeit i go into the engineering app direction for my career. Now, mobile app has recreated that excitement i once have with the infant PC. The PC eventually went all the way up with the internet age and has developed tremendously. Will the mobile phone industry and the app has the same direction going forward? My first PC is a Pentium 133 MHz with 2.1 GB Quantum Fireball IDE harddisk and today my laptop is at > 2GHz, duo core, with a 2 GB memory (now talk about with memory size matching my first pc entire hard disk space).
My first phone (Nokia 3310) is incapable of running current generation mobile app, although it does run the SNAKE game and i am not reallly sure what microcontroller it has inside, and now i have Nokia phone with ARM and ARM Cortex (with DSP), and even boast a graphics processor, and the processor speed is 670MHz (way faster than my first PC).
I never have the chance to go into consumer app development on PC platform, as engineering app is pretty much my entire programming life. Mobile app has really bring back the opportunity for me to dwelve into it. To add to the good news, there are plenty of useful resources online at Forum Nokia.
I still remember watching the Tron more than 20 years ago as a kid and it is one of the science fiction movie i still remember as cool. Now, this time around the new version has added some more ‘cool’ factor. First i have a N8 which its trailer preloaded months before the movie is screened (17 Dec 10). And now i downloaded a Tron game on my N8 with some ‘code’ to break. i’ve not broken any code thus far but as i google around i found even more cool stuff
The N8 is actually featured in Tron, as a computer device to unlock a door. The image below is from a trailer at
Nokia is streamlining development platform to Qt. Since the past few weeks, a number of new Qt tools has been made available. Forum Nokia blogs has a full story on this.
As for developer, what are the new stuff? First, we have the Nokia Qt 4.7 for Symbian 3 Developer Version , a package based on Qt 4.7 where QtQuick
is the key feature. As additional bonus, the package contains the
QtOpenGL module, offering an OpenGL ES based graphics system for
Symbian. This package contains a IDE similar to Qt and can be run on its own.
Celcom, one of the major mobile telecommunication providers in Malaysia is organizing a developer competition. This is the second installment of the competition. In conjunction with this competition, a workshop that encapsulates workshop is organized. The workshop is separated into technical and business section. For details of the competition, check out competition website at
Today i tried to play around with my new X6. While installing Ovi Suite 2.2 to use with X6, i discover that N900 is supported. In the past, N900 has to use the outdated PC Suite. PC Suite doesn’t to be uninstalled while installing Ovi Suite and can coexist on the same PC but cannot be used at the same time. Ovi Suite 2.2 has some functionality for N900
New, simplified navigation in Nokia Ovi Suite
Enjoy your photos and videos in a beautiful full screen view
Get free, updated country maps for your device
Basic support for Nokia N900 (messaging sync and memory card access not supported by Nokia N900)
Microsoft Outlook 2010 sync support, including support for Outlook folders
Faster start up and improved proxy support
With Ovi Suite 2.2, i no longer need to use the old Nokia Map Loader to get new map for my N900.
I’ve also just discovered that X6 doesn’t support chargin when connecting through USB. My X6 actually ran out of battery while connecting to my PC. Luckily X6 and N900 uses the same BL-5J battery and i have to resort to swapping battery to keep one of the device alive at least for today.
i downloaded UK England map for both my N900 and my wife’s X6. We plan to use Ovi Maps to navigate our way while attending Nokia Developer Summit. One idea come across my mind that there should have an app that showcase the Nokia World and Nokia Developer Summit agenda on the phone.
i also plan to stay in touch with my wife in UK using instant messenger (we plan to use skype) which is supported by both phones. UK Vodaphone offers a pay as you use go sim card where the data plan is cheap at 50p per day. I think that will be enough for both of us.