Monday, June 22, 2009

Getting into Symbian S60 development

After the announcement of Nokia 5530, it gets my attention into S60 application development since getting into mobile application development is something I wish to do. While iphone is a hot mobile platform with an impressive rate of new application being added, it's not what I consider as of now mainly because I don't have a mac.

One of the things I like about the development for S60 is that it offers a number of option for a developer to choose from. The Web Runtime (WRT) for those HTML/CSS/javascript developer, PyS60 for python , the Symbian c++ for c/c++, and of course Java and Flash developers aren't left out to. With that I can get into S60 development easily with WRT and PyS60, and a relief for me not to get into learning c++.

The WRT is really nice, just knowing html/css/javascript you can development a web application that get data from the internet and display them into the device. You can also access the device services thru the javascript api provided by the WRT like accessing the messaging, contancts, calendars and etc.. While there are things that I imagine it can't be done with WRT like storing data on the device there is the PyS60.

Another thing for me to lookout is the QT for S60, while this means I have to learn c++ which I am trying to avoid. I think it is really a nice development platform to get into.


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