Wiki Announcements 2011
Happy Holiday wishes from the Wiki Moderators (23 December 2011)
The Nokia Developer Wiki Administration team thank you for all your hard work on the wiki this year, and wish you all the very best over the holiday season.
Looking back over the year we see a significant ongoing commitment from developers to adding to and improving the wiki. You know who you are, but for everyone else, below are two wordles showing community contributions for 2011. I've separated the wordles into two so that the amazing effort put in by moderators and champions doesn't hide the great work done by the rest of the community.
I'll be away next week. We'll update contributor of the week and COM then! Have a great holiday hamishwillee 05:58, 23 December 2011 (EET)
November Contributor "Honourable Mentions" (11 November 2011 )
After much deliberation the moderation team has decided not to award COM in November. While there were some interesting and useful articles, we didn't see the level of outstanding and sustained contribution that have characterised our winners in previous months.
That said, we would like to take the time to mention a two developers who showed real promise, and who we think will be serious contenders for COM in the coming months:
- pavan.pareta for his articles Text to Speech in Windows Phone 7 and How to make a call in Windows Phone 7. In particular I liked Text to Speech article - in the absence of an on-phone library it shows how to use a cloud service to get the audio of the translated text.
- Slocan for How to synchronize a network update on N9 in QML and How-to create a persistent settings database in Qt Quick (QML). The first article shows how you can synchronise time insensitive activities across applications - so the phone only needs to wake up once from its low power mode. The second article provides a near "turnkey" solution for saving basic settings in a QML application.
Thank you to everyone who contributed this month. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with in December - hamishwillee
00:32, 6 December 2011 (EET)
App Launcher Icon Competition (11 November 2011)
We're having a competition to celebrate the launch of Nokia's new icon styles and templates.
All you have to do is use our new toolkits to create a compelling new app launcher icon for your Series 40, Symbian, or Nokia N9 app. We're going to be awarding a number of new Nokia N9 mobile devices, which is a pretty cool prize for doing something that every great app has to have anyway!
You submission must arrive in our inbox between November 14 and Nov 30 (GMT). For more information see App Launcher Icon Competition November 2011
Wanted: November Contributor of the Month (7 November, 2011)
For the November Contributor of the Month we'll be giving preferential consideration to articles that show how to use MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan platform specific APIs, and/or how to create a QML layer for these APIs.
Congratulations to Somnath Banik, October Contributor of the Month (3 November, 2011)
This month Somnath Banik (somnathbanik ) has been selected for his contribution of 22 articles (yes, really, 22 articles!) in the Windows Phone category, along with numerous editorial improvements to the wiki. This is the second time that Somnath has been awarded Contributor of the Month, a truly impressive effort.
Many of the articles show useful comparisons on how to perform tasks on both Qt and Windows Phone (for example Basic Web Browser in Qt and WP7, Google Weather for Qt and WP7 Tab Control in Qt and WP7 and Scrolling horizontal menu bar in Qt and WP7 etc.). Other articles show how to perform specific tasks on Windows Phone. There are too many articles to list here, but you can find out more about this work by looking at his Recent contributions.
Congratulations to SeemaB, September Contributor of the Month (4 October, 2011)
This month SeemaB has been selected by the Wiki Administrators for outstanding contribution in both Harmattan/MeeGo and Windows Phone categories. The article Nokia MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan Components- QuickStart was identified as a particular highlight, but all seven new articles and the other wiki edits were useful additions for our community.
Wanted: October Contributor of the Month (4 October, 2011)
In particular, we're interested in articles that help developers port their existing code from Nokia Platforms (i.e. Qt) to Windows Phone, and from Windows Phone to other Nokia platforms.
Wanted: Contributor of the Month (17 August 2011)
"Must love Nokia N9 and Harmattan MeeGo Qt Quick Components"
For the September Contributor of the Month we'll be giving preferential consideration to articles, code examples and tutorials that help other developers write better software for the Nokia N9 (or Nokia N950 Developer Device).
In particular, we're interested in articles that show how to create a great UI using the MeeGo Harmattan Qt Quick Components.
Code Example Surveys (28 June 2011)
We will take your feedback into account when we develop or update examples. The surveys are open until July 12th.
Windows Phone on Nokia Developer Wiki
We've created a wiki category for Windows Phone, Nokia's future main smartphone platform!
Our initial focus for the new category is to get articles to help developers port their existing code from Nokia Platforms to Windows Phone, and from Windows Phone to other Nokia platforms. There aren't very many articles yet, so come along and show off your cross-platform Windows Phone skills!
Series 40 Java and Web App Competition June 2011
There have been two significant developments for developers wanting to make the most of the opportunities offered by Series 40 devices; the opening of Nokia Store to Series 40 web apps and the beta release of the Nokia SDK for Java.
To celebrate these developments we're having a "Series 40 Competition". You have roughly four weeks to create a Java app or web app designed to run on a Series 40 6th Edition, Feature Pack 1 device, and host it as a Nokia project or write a cool article about it as a wiki article, tutorial, or guide.
For more information see: Series 40 Java and Web App Competition June 2011
Congratulations to kiran10182 Contributor of the Month for May
This month kiran10182
has been selected by his fellow Wiki Administrators as the contributor of the month for all the work he has done beyond expectations.
Please join me and others to congratulate kiran10182 on the Discussion boards.
Congratulations to somnathbanik April Contributor of the Month
This month somnathbanik
has been selected by the Wiki Administrators for his contributions in the Qt and Java categories but also for his several edits to older articles to bring them up to date and improve their usefulness to other members. Please join me and others to congratulate somnathbanik on the Discussion boards.
Qt Quick Competition - Winners Announced
Porting Guides explain how to port mobile applications from other platforms to Symbian. They address many of the challenges that developers face, from architectural changes through to common programming errors.
This week's featured porting guide, Porting iPhone web app to WRT on Nokia devices, is contributed by several experts in the Nokia developer community.
The article provides information that guides developers to port iPhone web applications to Web Runtime widgets, which can be run on Nokia devices based on Symbian. It gives an overview of how the Nokia Web Runtime technology works, gives tips on making the new application compatible with Nokia devices by adapting its user interface and other components as necessary, and provides a list of resources that you can use to get more information.