Java app development

The Nokia Asha software platform provides a rich Java apps development environment. With this environment you create smartphone apps with global appeal or targeted at specific local markets.

Rich user experience

The Nokia Asha UI builds on the popular Series 40 UI. Delivered through a 3.0’’ QVGA capacitive touch screen, it supports two touch points for pinch-to-zoom and similar gestures. The UI swipe paradigm has been extended to include the system menu and fast access to the home screen. A hardware back-button enables consumers to easily navigate an app’s hierarchy.

Start with the Nokia IDE for Java ME

The Nokia IDE for Java ME offers a tailored solution for your Asha platform development.

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Start with NetBeans

A popular tool for Java apps development, NetBeans IDE works well with all the Nokia SDKs supporting Java ME.

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Develop your apps

Development of Java apps for the Nokia Asha platform is supported by a comprehensive collection of resources, addressing all aspects of the development lifecycle; from design to testing.

To help you understand the new Nokia Asha UI and create app designs that make the most of its features, the Nokia Asha Design Guidelines are dedicated to providing you with everything you need; starting from the basics and taking you through to the specifics of screen layout and interaction design.

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Also check out the Nokia Store Content Guidelines to check that your apps’ content can be published for the markets you want to target.

Test on a range of Nokia Asha and Series 40 phones

Efficient testing is key to delivery web apps quickly and ensuring they meet the demands of today’s smartphone users. The emulator delivered in the web app tools enables you to test your app on your computer, efficiently and effectively.

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Publish your app

To make your app available to millions of consumers worldwide you publish it in Nokia Store. The first step is to register as a publisher. You should then check out the publishers guide to learn about the process and the content guidelines to check your app can be published in the markets you want to target.

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