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Forum: Series 60 21-07-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By svdwal
I have seen similar sales figures, but all my...

I have seen similar sales figures, but all my apps run on both 3rd and 5th ed for a single sis file. So I do not believe that it is the lack of developer support.

Changes are that the reason 5th...
Forum: Symbian OS News 04-07-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,887
Posted By svdwal
Nokia doesn't make smartphones because you don't...

Nokia doesn't make smartphones because you don't find books about Nokia phones in a book store. What you find are lots of books about iPhone and some on Android, and there used to be books about...
Forum: Series 60 25-06-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 28,967
Posted By svdwal
Symbian^3 will behave differently in respect to...

Symbian^3 will behave differently in respect to older versions, a single tap will now be used to select an entry, instead of highlighting it. This also means that code has to be adepted.



Note...
Forum: Symbian OS News 14-06-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 26,882
Posted By svdwal
Symbian is a fully multi-tasking OS and all...

Symbian is a fully multi-tasking OS and all programs are able to use that capability to the full extent.

iOS 4 is also a fully multi-tasking OS, but all third party apps are limited by the...
Forum: Links of Interest 31-05-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,040
Posted By svdwal
Excellent venue, 10 minutes walking distance of...

Excellent venue, 10 minutes walking distance of Amsterdam Central Station and within crawling distance of most of the tourist traps Amsterdam is famous/notorious for ;-)
Forum: Links of Interest 20-05-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,154
Posted By svdwal
Android is built on Linux, but the exposed API is...

Android is built on Linux, but the exposed API is very different from what you would expect on Linux. Think Maemo, OpenMoko, and there are apparently some other Linux phones out there.
Forum: Links of Interest 04-05-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,637
Posted By svdwal
TomTom is indeed entering a very competetive...

TomTom is indeed entering a very competetive market, developer attention. While there are a lot of TomToms out there, there are even more smartphones phones out they by at least an order of magnitude...
Forum: Series 60 04-05-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,961
Posted By svdwal
Try reading my first post again. Does it say...

Try reading my first post again. Does it say iPhone developer? Yes, it does.
Forum: Series 60 03-05-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,961
Posted By svdwal
Because running a program natively is faster than...

Because running a program natively is faster than running it on a different OS in a virtual machine. It also integrates better.

And not all iPhone developers will have other OS'es running.
Forum: Series 60 03-05-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,961
Posted By svdwal
Where's the Mac OS version?

If Nokia wants to attract more developers they should also release a Mac version ASAP.

First, because it will make poaching iPhone developers easier (you can only do iPhone development on a...
Forum: Links of Interest 01-05-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,905
Posted By svdwal
iPhone OS has exactly one method that is specific...

iPhone OS has exactly one method that is specific to a multi-touch device. That method is called when there is a touch event, and it has the different touched points as a single parameter (it is a...
Forum: Series 60 12-04-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,367
Posted By svdwal
Ok, make that a EUR 600 phone in three years....

Ok, make that a EUR 600 phone in three years. Still better value.

If Nokia had upgraded the N95 the same way, it would now be on S60 5th ed, but not support a touchscreen. But, it would still run...
Forum: Series 60 12-04-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,367
Posted By svdwal
OTOH, for a software and services company it is a...

OTOH, for a software and services company it is a bad move to cut off a significant proportion of your potential customer base. Supporting older devices sends a clear signal that your software and...
Forum: Series 60 05-04-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,622
Posted By svdwal
As the developer of Pdf+, I am well aware of the...

As the developer of Pdf+, I am well aware of the slow rendering speed of
Pdf+ when it encounters pages with complicated layouts like time tables.
Unfortunately I never found a solution within the...
Forum: Symbian OS News 11-03-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,563
Posted By svdwal
App Stores are A Good Thing exactly because they...

App Stores are A Good Thing exactly because they solve a number of very important business issues that developers had in the past. They also introduce a number of new issues, but (and I can say this...
Forum: Symbian OS News 16-02-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,018
Posted By svdwal
You forgot the most important argument, Ewan....

You forgot the most important argument, Ewan. Operators think they can get 60% of the sales price for payment handling. That is twice as much as Apple is asking.

If they offer payment handling...
Forum: Links of Interest 15-02-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,214
Posted By svdwal
Apparently lots of people think there's room in...

Apparently lots of people think there's room in the market between the smartphone and the laptop. And more interestingly, there's room for another platform there too, or so it seems with...
Forum: Links of Interest 10-02-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,035
Posted By svdwal
The report also mentions the neccessity of...

The report also mentions the neccessity of attracting developers to a platform. In that respect they have missed a trick. iPhone OS also powers the iPod touch and will power the iPad. Developers will...
Forum: UIQ 08-02-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,492
Posted By svdwal
I do not know about all commercial developers...

I do not know about all commercial developers sales results, but from the ones that I do know, App Store sales were an order of magnitude bigger when it was just opened. That gap is now closing...
Forum: UIQ 05-02-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,492
Posted By svdwal
As a professional developer on Symbian since...

As a professional developer on Symbian since 1998, let me assure you these developers are not whining. The problem wasn't mainly Symbian C++ though, but S60/Avkon. Programming is not some kind of...
Forum: UIQ 04-02-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,492
Posted By svdwal
I'll buy the first person who ports Symbian to...

I'll buy the first person who ports Symbian to the N900 a beer. Collectable at the next Symbian Smartphone Show, or whatever it is called then ;).
Forum: Series 60 03-02-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,201
Posted By svdwal
Apple has already done that. In the last couple...

Apple has already done that. In the last couple of years they have optimised MAC OS X for mobile/low power usage and designed a new processor, the A4 that is now powering the iPad. Steps that are...
Forum: Series 60 02-02-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,201
Posted By svdwal
Regarding the iPad's ecosystem for third party...

Regarding the iPad's ecosystem for third party developers, with iPad running the same OS as the iPhone, that ecosystem has just increased in strength.

Being able to target more devices with the...
Forum: Series 60 29-01-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,728
Posted By svdwal
Whether Apple competes in a certain segment of...

Whether Apple competes in a certain segment of the mobile market or not is irrelevant when figuring out who's the biggest. Both Nokia and Apple are in the business to make money, so the deciding...
Forum: Symbian OS News 26-01-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,662
Posted By svdwal
API"s have been around for a long time, well...

API"s have been around for a long time, well before Web Services became popular. They had a different name them, just Interface, without the Application Programmer in front of it.

Modern API's...
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