Are you developing apps for Nokia Series 40 phones? Then you will want to attend two Nokia Developer webinars this month:
Adapting Series 40 Touch and Type apps to full-touch UI
In this webinar, you will learn key development skills for adapting your Series 40 Touch and Type Java™ applications to take full advantage of the new Nokia Asha Touch phones. Java expert Michael Samarin from Futurice will show you how to use the new APIs and adapt your apps’ screen dimensions and input methods. During live coding demonstrations, Michael will use the NetBeans IDE and simultaneous installations of the new Nokia SDK 2.0 for Java™ and the earlier Nokia SDK 1.1 for Java™. Michael will also demonstrate how to build Java apps with multiple configurations for various product groups. So you can target the newest Nokia Asha Touch phones, as well as the large installed base of Touch and Type phones.
User-centric design of Series 40 apps
Success in Nokia Store is dominated by apps with four- or five-star user ratings. Big companies know this and hire full-time UX specialists to ensure high ratings. But if you can’t afford a dedicated UX specialist, this webinar is for you. UX expert Jan Krebber from Digia will walk you through a simple process of focusing on UX-design principles that are critical for the growing market for Nokia Asha Touch apps. The ideas are easy to follow, and after the webinar, you should be able to apply user-centric design to your own application projects.
The webinar will point out the benefits of a superior user experience, apply the design process to a sample application, and give you a chance to try things yourself in an exercise. After the presentation, possible solutions for the exercise will be published in an article on the Nokia Developer Wiki.