I recently bought a nokia e71 and generally I like to have phones that I can develop for. I came from blackberry and I was debating between this and an android phone, but I decided the e71 was right for me.
Ever since I got the phone (3 days ago), I have been failling trying to set up a working environment to develop for it. Maybe my frustration comes from having developed for blackberry and android in the past, as they have a single packaged download that allows you to get up and running within minutes.
Here is what I've tried so far:
-Qt creator: aparently my phone is S60 3rd Edition, fp1 so I can't use it. (BTW that was not clear in any way)
-Carbide c++: There is next to no documentation to help beginners with and a lot of the "official" documentation is dated.
-Java ME: most promising, as I am the most familiar with Java, but the emulator won't work due to a "ZipException"
Between trying to find the right SDK, the right IDE and actually writing the app, it feels like Nokia has done very little to make it easy on new developers. Again, their competition allows developers to setup a working environment within MINUTES with a single download..it even comes pre configured.
Why has this process been so impossible? All I want to do is make a Java app for a phone, it should not be this hard.