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.
Nokia Xpress Web App Builder
The Nokia Xpress Web App Builder, now in its initial public release, is a set of web-based tools that help developers create rich and engaging Series 40 web apps. It is so easy to use, even non-developers can turn their web pages into fun and sophisticated web apps and make them available for download on Nokia Series 40 phones, including the latest Asha full touch phones.
Here’s what’s new in the final Version 1 release of Nokia Xpress Web App Builder:
- Integrated click-to-publish support for users with publisher accounts
- More intuitive UX; changes are reflected in the simulator as they are made
- More content modules for drag and drop into your Series 40 web apps
- Apps showcase page. The showcase features some of the best web apps that are created with Nokia Xpress Web App Builder.
Nokia Web Tools 2.3
- Nokia Web Apps Designer, which provides visual assistance, drag-and-drop UI components, and source code highlights when creating Series 40 web apps
- Content-based templates, which help developers to jump-start different application categories, such as shopping and video browsing
These new features augment two already-existing components to help developers create a great user experience (UX) for their web apps; the Web Development Environment (WDE), an IDE that helps developers create and edit Series 40 web apps, and Web Inspector, which helps developers debug and inspect elements in their web apps.
What’s new in NWT 2.3
- Faster application start up
- Fixed and scrollable regions with inline scrolling. Inline scrolling is a popular UX paradigm that has been requested so publishers can create compelling content experiences
- Full browser chrome (borders, menu bar, etc.) available when opening hyperlinks from a web app
- Web app UI designer
- USB deployment (Windows version only)
- Content-based templates