We had a great response to the Publish and Win competition, with a wide variety of applications being submitted.
With a selection of both Java and web apps, we saw some clever and interesting app ideas. After much thought, the judges have decided to award one grand prize of the Nokia 808 PureView and Nokia Asha 311.
If you could not join us for last month’s webinars introducing Nokia Asha platform technology and tools, you can catch up by viewing the online videos. Even if you joined us live, you may want to review the material now that you’ve had a few weeks to dig into your app development.
For each session, we offer you 3 resources: a presentation video that focuses on the trainer, a webinar recording that includes all the questions and comments from your fellow developers, and a downloadable slide deck with plenty of links to tools, documentation, and demo code. Here are the links:
Introduction to Nokia Asha software platform 1.0:
Introduction to Nokia Asha SDK 1.0 beta:
New features in Nokia Asha web app tools 3.0:
If you’d like a quick overview of how to publish your Java apps for the new Nokia Asha software platform (and for Series 40 Developer Platform), we’ve prepared a set of slides so you can easily see all the main steps, as well as how Nokia Publishing works in general. There is also more information about new Nokia Asha platform requirements.
We hope you’ll find these slides useful. If you have questions, comments, or development ideas, feel free to contact us at Publisher Support:
Creating a winning app is about more than proving your coding prowess. In today’s hectic apps world you need to be a marketing wiz too. And with the seemingly endless array of social media sites, technology bloggers and advertising channels, putting together marketing materials and getting them into the right online properties may seem daunting.
But don’t fret, our marketing gurus have come to the rescue with Marketing in a Box (MiB) — yes MiB, not saving the world from aliens but ensuring your coding brilliance doesn’t get consigned to a dusty corner of the app store.
Great news for those of you wanting to deliver superior UIs in your Series 40 apps— Lightweight UI Toolkit (LWUIT) for Series 40 has graduated from beta to a full initial release.
LWUIT is an open source Java ME toolkit that supports a comprehensive range of visual UI components, and other user interface elements such as theming, transitions, and animation among others. It helps you create applications with appealing UIs that closely follow the native Series 40 UIs. It also helps speed up development by significantly reducing the need to create custom UI components, which might be needed when creating an app’s UI using LCDUI. LWUIT for Series 40 can be used in combination with selected Nokia UI APIs and all the JSR APIs available on the platform.
Do you develop apps and content for Nokia Asha Series 40 phones? Interested in winning cash prizes and Nokia promotions? Then the Nokia Asha Developer Competition is for you.
For apps submitted to Nokia Store between now and June 30th, 2013, we’re giving awards for the best apps in four Asha categories: music and entertainment; games; utilities and productivity; and news and information. For each of these categories, we’ll be awarding three cash prizes: 25,000 euros for first place, 15,000 euros for second place, and 10,000 euros for third place. In addition, we have three special prizes of 10,000 euros each for the best user experience, best web app, and best new idea.
To top it all off, we’ll promote winning apps in Nokia channel campaigns and present them in targeted communications to other developers to give the winners even more exposure.
To qualify, your app must be designed to run on Nokia Asha Touch phones, and will ideally use at least one of Nokia’s monetisation methods: in-app purchasing or the Nokia Ad Exchange (NAX). The competition is open to developers from around the world—just make sure you publish in Nokia Store by June 30th, 2013.
Ready to accept the challenge? Then get your app ready and enter the Nokia Asha Developer Competition!
Nokia Developer Champions specialise in awesome, and today we announced at Mobile World Congress a renewed and revitalized Nokia Developer Champions program. Champions now get to enjoy new and exciting benefits and more opportunities.
Here are just some of the new benefits our Champions enjoy:
- Champions get free Nokia Premium Developer Program membership, which offers benefits worth up to $1500 (USD).
- To reward the most active Champions, we are introducing a Points & Rewards system, where Champions can earn points by participating in various activities, and then trade those points for great rewards!
- Champions get more chances to engage with other developers in the community and organize meet-ups, get speaking opportunities and host webinars
Champions of course continue enjoying previous benefits like the welcome pack, including a brand new device and a Champion certificate, and the device mini-loan service.
Do you have what it takes to be a Nokia Developer Champion? Do you know someone else who does? Nominate someone awesome.
Movie Reviews Series 40 Web App by avnee.nathani
Movie Reviews is a Series 40 Web app which features latest movies, shows details (release date, cast, synopsis) and reviews for the selected movies, and also allows users to search for other movies from the Rotten Tomatoes movie database. This article illustrates how the app is constructed.
As of now, the Movie Reviews application uses several attributes provided by the Rotten Tomatoes API. The author has future plans to add more attributes and make the user interface richer. To track the progress of the project please check the project at http://projects.developer.nokia.com/MovieReviews.
As Nokia strengthens its offerings for Series 40 consumers and developers, we are offering two new and improved tools to help developers create Series 40 web apps. Nokia Xpress Web App Builder, which guides coders and non-coders through a simple process of creating rich Web apps in minutes, has graduated from public beta to final release. Nokia Web Tools 2.3 offers new features that help developers create, test, package, and deploy Series 40 apps, including preparing them for distribution on Nokia Store.
podcasts is a Series40 Java application that packed with news, education, music etc, and user can also search for popular podcasts and add their own. It also comes with advance player controls like playback control speed and audio quality with graphics equalizer.
If you don’t like in-app advertising: there is a paid of the app available for you. To know more about the application features/functionality and the flow, see project wiki. You feedback and suggestions are most welcome for project enhancement. Feel free to raise tickets or start your discussion here.
– Somnath Banik (on behalf of the Projects Moderation team)