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    How to have downloadable app that can change ringtones

    Hi. I have never developed applications for mobile phones but want to know if what I am trying to embark on is hindered at present by current software/technology.

    I want to be able to have a downloadable software app that works on as many phones as possible that can change the ringtone of the the phone at will.

    I have heard that Java apps work on 90% of phones but after doing some investigation I believe Java doesn't allow access to such functionality.

    Is there a way I can create a software app to change the ringtone?

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    Re: How to have downloadable app that can change ringtones

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkBrownlee View Post

    I want to be able to have a downloadable software app that works on as many phones as possible that can change the ringtone of the the phone at will.



    Is there a way I can create a software app to change the ringtone?

    TIA
    Mark
    Hi Mark and welcome to the DiBo

    This is a Developers DiBo.Actually i dont get you correctly.What do you mean by change a ringtone of phone at will?

    Do you mean that you want to assign different tones to different contacts or change the general ringtone in the active profile?This all is possible and if one wants he can build such applications for the devices.But i guess such features are already available.
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    Re: How to have downloadable app that can change ringtones

    Its not possible to change ringtones/switch profile from a Java app. Here is another discussion on changing the profile from a Symbian C++ app http://discussion.forum.nokia.com/fo...ingtone&page=2

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    Re: How to have downloadable app that can change ringtones

    What about if the phone isn't Symbian (like 85-90% worldwide aren't)?

    Any other ideas?

    TIA
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    Quote Originally Posted by balagopalks View Post
    Its not possible to change ringtones/switch profile from a Java app. Here is another discussion on changing the profile from a Symbian C++ app http://discussion.forum.nokia.com/fo...ingtone&page=2

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    Re: How to have downloadable app that can change ringtones

    Change the general ringtone in the active profile. How?



    Quote Originally Posted by croozeus View Post
    Hi Mark and welcome to the DiBo

    This is a Developers DiBo.Actually i dont get you correctly.What do you mean by change a ringtone of phone at will?

    Do you mean that you want to assign different tones to different contacts or change the general ringtone in the active profile?This all is possible and if one wants he can build such applications for the devices.But i guess such features are already available.

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    Re: How to have downloadable app that can change ringtones

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkBrownlee View Post
    Change the general ringtone in the active profile. How?
    Hello MarkBrownlee

    Using Python for S60 and particularly the xprofiler module we can switch active profiles when needed.Also you can have different ringtones in different profiles and switch them by the xprofiler.Thus you can change the ringtone.But this feature is available only on the 3rd edition devices.Moreover in python there are no public libraries by which we can change the ringtone in the active profile.Surely hoping for it to come soon!

    Hope that helps
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    Re: How to have downloadable app that can change ringtones

    Thanks. So only Symbian phones then?

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    Re: How to have downloadable app that can change ringtones

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkBrownlee View Post
    What about if the phone isn't Symbian (like 85-90% worldwide aren't)?
    Its not possible in devices from Series 40. But am not sure about other platform like WindowsMobile and Linux.

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    Re: How to have downloadable app that can change ringtones

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkBrownlee View Post
    Thanks. So only Symbian phones then?
    Yes As the Xprofiler is available on Python for S60 , its due only in the Symbian Series 60 phones.I am not suer if we can do it in non symbian phones using other platforms.
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