This thread is where we'll report the winners of the featured discussion board post.
The Featured Discussion Board Post for 2013 Week 18 is LWUIT-TextArea-edit-on-focus-for-non-touch-devices by lordbritishix1982.
The question asks how to set a newly focussed TextArea immediately into edit mode without the user having to set the MSK first. While this use-case is not supported, the discussion is interesting because it first explains how a TextField (single line) can have the required behaviour, and then goes on to explain the behaviour of the LWUIT TextField on different devices.
For this week and next week we're awarding an Asha 311 for the Featured Discussion Board post - we'll be sending a device to lordbritishix1982 shortly!
The Featured Discussion Board Post for 2013 Week 19 is What is the difference between local preview, cloud preview and device deployment? by imgen.
Of course this is all captured in the Series 40 Web App FAQ on the wiki. We have decided to feature this question because using local preview for all testing is a common mistake for newer web app developers, and one that can cost a lot of time and effort. We hope that developers will find this interesting!
For this week we're awarding an Asha 311 for the Featured Discussion Board post - we'll be sending a device to imgen shortly!
The Featured Discussion Board Post can come from any discussion board - and for the next 5 weeks the poster will get a Green Lumia 620 and a PDP membership. Check out the blog for more information.
The Featured Discussion Board Post for 2013 Week 20 is Memory Leak when removing and adding markers by tktr.
Of course the "right" solution will be a fix to the API in a future release, but in the meantime this solution allows the developer to move forward with their application.
For this week (and the next 4 weeks) we're awarding a green Lumia 620 for the Featured Discussion Board post - we'll be sending a device to tktr as soon as the order arrives (probably in the next couple of weeks).
The Featured Discussion Board Post for 2013 Week 21 is Distinguishing published app from development version by influencer.
The question was about the best way to tell the difference on your phone between the current version of a published app and a new version under development - they may both have the same name and strings so it is not obvious which version to test. A number of alternatives were proposed but rejected as either too complicated or potentially error-prone at release time.
The community proposed a number of solutions ranging from pre-build and post-build steps to rename the title in release/debug, better management of the release cycle through a checklist, using different WMAppManifest files for release and debug builds and querying for WMAppPRHeader.xml which is only present in marketplace builds. We thought this was an interesting question because it is a fairly common use case where the easy and obvious solution (renaming the app during development) is also very easy to forget to change to the correct version at release time.
For this week (and the next 3 weeks) we're awarding a green Lumia 620 for the Featured Discussion Board post - we'll be sending a device to influencer as soon as the order arrives (probably in the next couple of weeks).
The Featured Discussion Board Post for 2013 Week 22 is Nokia Asha applications [Price Point Policy] [Unlimited Updates] [Suggestions] by ashraf-fawzy.
The post is a discussion of the Nokia Store 'Price Point' and 'Unlimited update' policies and how they might potentially effect developer revenues. Responses covered some of the reasoning behind the current approach, and migrated into a general discussion of what sort of flexibility and biling models developers would like the store to support. The discussion is being actively monitored by store management and we strongly encourage developers to join the conversation.
We selected this discussion because it is of genuine interest to most developers!
For this week (and the next 2 weeks) we're awarding a green Lumia 620 for the Featured Discussion Board post - we'll be sending a device to Ashraf as soon as the order arrives (probably in the next couple of weeks).
The Featured Discussion Board Post for 2013 Week 23 is SkyDrive Login not working on my submitted beta app but works in emulator by Engin-Kırmacı.
The post asked why access to Skydrive might work on the emulator or device during development, but not when the app was submitted to the marketplace as a beta release. Discussion with the community established that both ID_CAP_WEBBROWSERCOMPONENT and ID_CAP_NETWORKING are required for a marketplace app to access Skydrive.
We selected this discussion firstly because the need for the additional capability is not obvious, and it highlights that the marketplace can have impose additional requirements. We also liked that the discussion covers the importance of both beta testing and using the Store Test Kit, and introduced other test tools.
For this week (and next week) we're awarding a green Lumia 620 for the Featured Discussion Board post - we'll be sending a device to Engin-Kırmacı as soon as the order arrives (probably in the next couple of weeks).
The Featured Discussion Board Post for 2013 Week 24 is HTML5-KML by studentproject.
The post asked whether it was possible to import a Points Of Interest (POI) database in KML format into a HERE Mobile HTML5 Framework (MH5) map. MH5 is a lightweight framework so KML parsing is not available out of the box, but responses provided sample KML and CSV parser functions, and also explained approaches for server side management of the POI using a custom search box and/or markers. We selected this discussion because MH5 is a useful cross-platform mobile mapping API, and this is a use case more developers are likely to want to explore.
We'll be sending studentproject " a green Lumia 620 device to "in the next few days.
This is the last week in our 5 week Lumia 620 promotion. Keep an eye out here and on the blogs for our next promotion, and keep those interesting questions coming!
There will be no Featured Discussion Board Post for 2013 Week 25 - while there was a lot of discussion and helpful answers, nothing stood out as "broadly of interest to the developer community".
From next featured post we've decided to feature using the community blog rather than posting here. We'll provide a link here when the next post is selected.
Keep those interesting questions coming!