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Forum: Symbian OS News 27-01-2010, 03:42 AM
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Posted By lithgow
Of course, the big difference between a soup and...

Of course, the big difference between a soup and cloud or client APIs is extensibility. The example Ewan gives of linking stuff together in the soup either doesn't work with an API or requires a lot...
Forum: Links of Interest 22-12-2009, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,292
Posted By lithgow
A couple of responses: First, thanks for...

A couple of responses:

First, thanks for reading the interview, and interacting with it. I appreciate that, since I doubt I get everything right, and am keen to refine my ideas.

Regarding...
Forum: Series 60 28-10-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,136
Posted By lithgow
The application was Certified Signed using the...

The application was Certified Signed using the E71 as one of the main test machines. That basically guarantees that it works as advertised.

It also works on our own E71, as well as many other...
Forum: Links of Interest 12-10-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,360
Posted By lithgow
I'm not making excuses, lame or otherwise -- I'm...

I'm not making excuses, lame or otherwise -- I'm simply attempting to explain how things work on our site. I'm not sure why you're so hostile about it.

I've trialled a lot of software without...
Forum: Links of Interest 10-10-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,360
Posted By lithgow
Sure. FP2 should be available in a few days, and...

Sure. FP2 should be available in a few days, and FP1 (which, thanks to a capability slip-up in one of Nokia's libraries, needs full signing) will also be available in a few days.

The E71 is an...
Forum: Links of Interest 10-10-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By lithgow
When you purchase something from DreamSpring your...

When you purchase something from DreamSpring your IMEI is used to generate the license key. We require the IMEI at login to streamline the purchase process. If someone has absolutely no intention...
Forum: Links of Interest 10-10-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,360
Posted By lithgow
We do take customer service seriously, and it's...

We do take customer service seriously, and it's hard to support anonymous people. That registration helps us make the customer experience a lot better, and we're always trying to improve it.

BTW,...
Forum: Links of Interest 23-09-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,027
Posted By lithgow
I'd heard that said of Earl's Court, but when we...

I'd heard that said of Earl's Court, but when we stayed there (and exhibited at the show last year -- you can see us on the left of the first show floor photo :) ) we didn't see a single fellow...
Forum: Links of Interest 30-07-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,920
Posted By lithgow
Security is not easy

Wow, this has struck a nerve.

However, as someone with a security background (sold my previous internet security company to IBM), I can assure doubters that Symbian has a much more sophisticated...
Forum: Series 60 17-04-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,467
Posted By lithgow
Calendar metaphors and PIMs

Ewan's GTD perspective is very understandable. The whole idea of GTD is that you drive the data, rather than the data driving (or even collaborating with) you. The S60 calendar (which is like all...
Forum: Series 60 25-09-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,183
Posted By lithgow
I agree that this is a serious issue: see here...

I agree that this is a serious issue: see here (http://smartdreaming.blogspot.com/2008/09/happy-medium-building-smartphone-app.html) for my take.

However, Tzer2 is way off track in suggesting some...
Forum: Series 60 18-09-2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,362
Posted By lithgow
This is actually not a Symbian problem. It's an...

This is actually not a Symbian problem. It's an S60 problem.

Most S60 devices, for some bizarre reason, require everything to be signed, thus the prevelance of self-signing.

UIQ devices, on...
Forum: Symbian OS News 04-09-2008, 12:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,367
Posted By lithgow
I think there are two reasons mashups (which, as...

I think there are two reasons mashups (which, as others have pointed out, is the current term for this type of app) are so common and well-done on the iPhone:

1) The iPhone has decent RAD tools.
...
Forum: Article and Feature Comments 03-09-2008, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 16,906
Posted By lithgow
There's a big difference between us early...

There's a big difference between us early adopters and the average person, according to our research.

Just an example: one of the guys I know who previously had an N73 and used it as a dumb...
Forum: Links of Interest 05-08-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,140
Posted By lithgow
I do quite like the 6220c, it's a very appealing...

I do quite like the 6220c, it's a very appealing little phone in many ways.

Some insight into why it was in the comparo, other than the obvious (price and size): this was the first S60FP2 phone we...
Forum: UIQ 05-06-2008, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,976
Posted By lithgow
Thanks for the compliments. Hopefully...

Thanks for the compliments.

Hopefully DreamLife 1.10 has fixed this syncing issue. I sync with GooSync daily (or more often), whether DreamLife is running or not, and I haven't had any problems...
Forum: Series 60 30-01-2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,363
Posted By lithgow
Having software built in is certainly an...

Having software built in is certainly an important distinction. However, it hardly qualifies a device that has software built in as being "unmatchable" compared to devices that can have it added for...
Forum: Series 60 29-01-2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,363
Posted By lithgow
G'day Rafe. You said: I'm interested...

G'day Rafe.

You said:


I'm interested in how the Nokia podcast app outmatches Escarpod (http://code.google.com/p/bergamot/wiki/Escarpod) for UIQ 3 devices.

And the fact that it's built in,...
Forum: Symbian OS News 25-07-2007, 05:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,601
Posted By lithgow
Now, I could be wrong about this, but at the...

Now, I could be wrong about this, but at the moment I don't think so.

I think you're off course on two of your main comments in this article, Steve.

1) The touch screens on UIQ 3 (and Windows...
Forum: Links of Interest 03-05-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,030
Posted By lithgow
There are two seperate issues here, which seem to...

There are two seperate issues here, which seem to have been conflated:

1) How much chargable air-time does a solution use (this issue is rightly the concern of operators, but mostly only concerns...
Forum: UIQ 24-04-2007, 04:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,366
Posted By lithgow
G'day Asri, No, I must confess that I don't...

G'day Asri,

No, I must confess that I don't have ActiveSync running -- I just have the Messaging server's IMAP connection open all the time (but this does seem to get killed off, or hang, every so...
Forum: UIQ 24-04-2007, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,366
Posted By lithgow
Not possible to run "heavy apps like...

Not possible to run "heavy apps like DreamConnect3 together with Opera"?

Really?

I run DC 3 with Opera and/or Messaging (both consume more memory than DC 3 -- pay no attention to the useless...
Forum: Series 60 14-02-2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,488
Posted By lithgow
I have to say, Andrew's comments on the Reg...

I have to say, Andrew's comments on the Reg seemed pretty spot-on to me. While the E90 looks like a fantastic device phone-wise, its keyboard still looks too small (unfortunately not much Nokia can...
Forum: Series 60 13-02-2007, 01:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,090
Posted By lithgow
Yes, I know. But how is a user supposed to know...

Yes, I know. But how is a user supposed to know that? The Menu key doesn't have anything to do with a menu, and doesn't even "go back". (If you're in the apps selector it goes to the phone, and...
Forum: Series 60 12-02-2007, 01:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,090
Posted By lithgow
Comments on S60 are interesting, because I've...

Comments on S60 are interesting, because I've always found it a rather clunky UI. It inherits much of its clunkiness from S40, and it seems like things are just getting worse rather than better in...
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