Maurizio Gaj lives in Rome with his wife and two children. He’s worked in IT for over fifteen years, and last week he was announced as the winner of Mini Mission 3, which challenged developers to incorporate map and routing functionality into their existing apps using HERE APIs. Maurizio took top place with his app Palmipedo FREE, an innovative tour guide to major Italian tourist destinations, featuring photos, audio tracks, itineraries and other features. We caught up with Maurizio to find out more…
Tell us a little about yourself. Who are you and what do you do?
I’ve worked in IT since 1987, and for a long time I worked on cartographic applications. When I’m not developing, I like to read, sing, and go to theme parks, especially The Park of Magicland here in Rome!
Compass is a Nokia Developer Windows Phone application that has been ported from Qt to Windows Phone 8. This application combines Nokia Maps with compass sensor. It also allows user to determine the bearing to the desired direction.
This application has been tested on Nokia Lumia 920 and developed using Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Phone 8. To learn more on the project follow up on the wiki page.
FINHTML5 lights up January with an event experience shaping the future of digital services. Some of the brightest tech leaders, visionaries, designers and hard core hackers will share their experience and vision for creating services for the multiscreen era on January 24th!
Andy Tjin, Head of Mobile HTML5 works in the Location & Commerce business at Nokia. This business unit aims to build and monetize unique location experiences for great mobile products, as well as the navigation industry, the automotive market and government and business solutions under the name HERE.
Andy will discuss the real life challenges, trade-offs and victories in creating a large scale, state-of-the-art mapping service for iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and Firefox OS devices.
Below are some quick specs for the event:
A great mix of tech leaders, visionaries, designers and hard core hackers in the speaker lineup
People who’ve really made it big time in the HTML5 space, including Andrew Betts from Financial Times, FT-Labs and Brian LeRoux, the father of Phonegap.
Creating fabulous services for the multiscreen era
How HTML5 is one of the main building blocks for building experiences today and tomorrow
What HTML5 actually is and isn’t
How are we stepping away from platform silos towards having your services available everywhere at all times
Map Explorer demonstrates the use of new Map control for Windows Phone 8. This application shows functionality like searching of address, calculating route, etc in the same page, giving the user an immediate understanding of the Map property changes. To follow the standards of using location feature in the application it has also added the query dialog for user’s premising before accessing the location service of the device. The project wiki explains the compatibility and implementation of the application.
Windows Phone 8 Map API brings a fluid and extensive use of Map experience. Whether you are upgrading an existing Bing Maps application or writing a new Map application for Windows Phone 8 , Guide to the maps could be the one stop tutorial for you. This article explains step-by-step implementation of Windows Phone 8 Map API along with its features and the class library used.
If you could not join us for the intro series, don’t worry. Slides and recordings of all sessions are available on the Nokia Developer webinars page and in our Slideshare account. You can also join us next week for a repeat of the popular Introduction to Full Touch UI for Series 40 webinar presented by Andreas Jakl.
Introduction to Full Touch UI for Series 40
Get the most out of Series 40 Touch phones by learning how to create a UI that perfectly fits the full-touch interaction style. Check out this encore presentation of the popular webinar that introduced the new full-touch UI.
Publishing to Nokia Store
Publishing your Series 40 applications to Nokia Store is easy. Join us to learn about the Nokia Publish tool and get inside knowledge about how to distribute your apps in a way that can maximise your consumer reach.
Optimise Nokia Maps apps for Nokia Asha Touch
Learn how to customise and extend the default UI of the Nokia Maps API for Java™ ME by creating custom map components for Nokia Maps-based applications that tap the advanced features of the full-touch UI on Series 40 phones.
Putting the user at the heart of your app designs is the key to creating winning apps. Our upcoming webinar walks you through a design example focusing on helping a user determine where they are, to facilitate the use of a location based application for Series 40 Touch and Type phones.
After giving an overview of the available methods for determining the user’s location, the webinar will discuss some of the fundamental drivers behind mobile app design, such as user mind set, use context, and small screen limitations.
The webinar will explore practical design implementations to enable the user to estimate their location, with a focus on the ways in which you can translate technology into an easy-to-use application.
The presentation concludes with an overview of the Series 40 UI design tools and services offered by Nokia to help you deliver winning app design.
Overall, this session guides you on how to make complex technology accessible to Series 40 users.
Over the last few days we have been at Where Camp 2012 announcing the latest developments in our portfolio of location based APIs.