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Talk:How to display multiple RSS feeds in a Nokia Asha Web App

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Hamishwillee - Thank you e4studio

Hi e4studio

Thanks for your entry - I enjoyed it. I particularly liked the first example because it is so simple, and because I think it is a sensible UI - the tab is not an efficient use of space.

I have given this a good edit for readability and appearance. A few notes for your future articles:

  • There is no need to "over apologise" for your English and the code. People will work that out for themselves. It is worth "asking for "help" though, so I've replaced all that stuff where you apologise with a simple note stating that you welcome feedback.
  • There is no need to apologise for the fact you didn't modify the UI default templates - firstly because that's not a reasonable expectation for the reader, but secondly because the UI is already optimised. I simply added this as a brief note in the introduction
  • I use the Icode macro for inline code, and bold for filenames
  • In terms of style, it is good to be not "too" conversational. If your English isn't great this just gives you more opportunities to make a mistake - so stick to your main points.

The biggest single change I made here was to change the names from "fancy" and "simple" to "drop down and tabbed". Fancy and simple are "subjective" - different people will have a different view of what is fancy. Also some people would misinterpret the "simple" version to be the one which is easiest to do ... which is the drop down list. While "drop down" and "tabbed" is a description of the style of app. That is "objective" and not subject to misinterpretation. Hope that makes sense.

In terms of "room for improvement" I think this would be much cooler if the code was "dynamically extensible" - ie if your app could add new items to the selection list at the users request and save them between reloads. If you did this I would consider splitting this into two articles - one for the selection list version and one for the tabbed version.

I would appreciate it if you could also add what devices you have actually tested this on in the ArticleMetaData "devices" section. Also, there are two examples in the article, but only one wgt file attached.



hamishwillee 07:52, 31 July 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - PS Renamed

PS, I also renamed this. The platform is known as "Series 40", not S40. Its a common mistake.

hamishwillee 07:53, 31 July 2012 (EEST)

E4studio - Thank you!

Thank you very much on your advises. The fact is I blog, so I am familiar with "conversation" with the reader. But this is different type of article, thanks for made me realize it :)

As for your suggestions, I'll try to improve it as much as I can.

e4studio 16:29, 31 July 2012 (EEST)

Richardmagic -

bro good day .. i just want to ask .how come when i use your drop down list code .when i choose diff option it doesnt reload to that option .thanks .looking forward for answers

richardmagic 01:11, 13 May 2013 (EEST)

Positive690 - correction

hello richard magic

its the correct code ,only thier is little problem in sntax of this line....... try using this ,,,it will work. <select id="newsSrc" onchange="getRSS('verview','horview',this.value);">


positive690 18:14, 1 June 2013 (EEST)

Positive690 - some help

hello e4 studio

could u please give us some tips on making it dynamically adding new entries by user.

positive690 18:17, 1 June 2013 (EEST)

E4studio - @Positive690

Hi, thanks for pointing out the error. It is indeed missing the closing bracket on the onchange event.

As for the tips that making it more dynamic, there are several options: 1. The user input the RSS address and the apps add it to the <select> tag using javascript, search for "Adding option to select html using javascript" 2. The user input a web page address and our app will automatically detect if there is any RSS to subscribe or not. For the detection, it seems that it only available using server side language (PHP, ASP.NET) so you will need something more than just a Web Apps.

One thing though, since Nokia Asha Web Apps did not support storage at this time, so the user must add the source each time they open the apps. You can remember the user inputted address in the cloud based, but not in Nokia Asha Web Apps.

Hope it helps,


E4 Studio

e4studio 10:32, 4 June 2013 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Thanks Ahmad

Excellent answer. Is it worth adding a section in the body of the article for "How you might make this more dynamic" or similar? Ie capture this information in the body of the article. Completely up to you, but since we usually delete answered comments after a while consider whether you think this is useful.



hamishwillee 07:05, 5 June 2013 (EEST)