All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 14-10-2003, 01:20 AM
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Tracker 3.1 is available to public

Here is an official newsline:

All phones are the same, but owners are different. Be unique and get the
most from your device with Tracker! Tracker is a real and fully
customizeable desktop application. With the special skin system it
looks and acts exactly like you want, offering you hundreds of unique
functions and possibilities transforming your device from a simple
organizer to a powerful and great looking handheld computer.

Changes from Tracker 2.0:

Everything is changed ! We have made the newer version completely
from the scratch trying to summarize and to implement our customers'
suggestions in the best way.

But anyway, this new application is interpreted as Tracker update
and of course available to all customers of previous Tracker absolutely
for free!

All you need to update program to Tracker 3 is to close your current version, download the new one, and install it over the previous one. You Tracker registration information for previous Tracker versions is valid

Free add-on for ALL customers of Tracker:
FileMan and TaskMan applications.
Just use your Tracker reg. information to register and use these
applications if you find them useful.

If you don't need Tracker application but like FileMan or
TaskMan you can purchase them separately for a small fee.

Related links:

All information about Tracker 3: http://www.symbianware.com/product.php?id=tracker3_p800
FileMan for SE P800 documentation: http://www.symbianware.com/product.php?id=fileman_p800
TaskMan for SE P800 documentation: http://www.symbianware.com/product.php?id=taskman_p800


One small example of how you desktop could look like
Now all you need to make a completely unique look and feel for your device is only your imagination!

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Old 14-10-2003, 11:02 AM
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Smile

I am going to get it for sure!

I think I will learn how to create the Tracker Skin with their skin editor, then perhaps I can put the skins on my site (www.symmobile.com) for people to download.

BTW we have just get listed on SymbianPages.com.


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Axl
www.symmobile.com

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Old 14-10-2003, 11:58 AM
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Tracker 3 questions

Im very impressed with Tracker3. Well done. Anyways, i have a few questions.

1. Does anyone know how to create a 'virtual flip' icon? (possible?)

2. How do i extract a ztr file? (possible?)


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Old 14-10-2003, 12:18 PM
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Advice to Symbianware:

Tracker is great, but one thing that will fail you is the Skinmaker. In a sense, Tracker 3.1 is less customisable than Tracker 2 just based on the ease of changing background alone.

Now most people are stuck with either of the 5 backgrounds (4 if you count Nightelves repetitive). It won't be long before most users will be sick of the backgrounds and want a change. They will also soon realise that despite being able to change the background on a PC, there's no easy way to change the font colours to match a lighter background etc.

Your extremely unusable SkinMaker will become the biggest complaint in the Tracker user base if you don't do something about it soon.

Thanks.
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Old 14-10-2003, 01:37 PM
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@brick,

The potential to create new skins is high. Lets just hope that some talented users will design more & more skins to keep away our boredom.

In the meantime, lets thank SymbianWare for giving users a chance to do something that SonyEricsson was unable to give us in the phone: ability to use your CREATIVITY
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Old 14-10-2003, 02:02 PM
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Please, please, please can somone make an Apple OS X skin similar to the Windows XP skin that covers the full screen.
I'm a Handy Day user but I'm thinking of switching.

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Old 14-10-2003, 05:42 PM
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Re: Tracker 3 questions

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1. Does anyone know how to create a 'virtual flip' icon? (possible?)
I don't know for sure.. haven't tryed it. if 'virtual flip' is application then yes you can.
Even if it's not displayed in Applications list, take a for look into z disk in apps folder. If you'll find it you can make shortcut to file.

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2. How do i extract a ztr file? (possible?)
No, you can't. If skin desinger will want to share sources he should publish ztr and sources. But if desinger wants to share only a skin to protect his work, i'm affraid you can't extract any data from ztr as it's protected and have quite complex format.

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Old 14-10-2003, 11:32 PM
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Mac OS X skin maker

I've browsed through the skin maker process and, while not for everyone, it seems fairly straightforward to create a new skin, especially starting from an existing skin that does most of what you want. Unfortunately you need a Windoze PC for the last step of generating the file :-(

An OS X skin would be nice, an OS X skinmaker would be nicer still. Failing that a skin with a very large time display would be gratefully received by those of us with less than ideal eyesight. I'd like to be able to see the time at a glance while the phone is locked.

By the way, did I tell you the new version is great! There are so many new features that I have found immediately useful.

cheers
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Old 15-10-2003, 12:46 AM
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Switching? Hehehehe I had defected to Tracker 3 from HandyDay. This version is better, as in it's power management improved. Tracker2 is bad becoz of the poor power management inside it's software. My battery will be flat at the end of the day when i uses tracker 2.

I also hope someone out there will build a Mac OS X for tracker3.

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Please, please, please can somone make an Apple OS X skin similar to the Windows XP skin that covers the full screen.
I'm a Handy Day user but I'm thinking of switching.
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Old 15-10-2003, 02:53 AM
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Has anyone noticed this.

Whenever I go to the TaskMan to close some unneeded task then click on the "Compact Memory", I see that it released just a few bytes (sometimes it even reports, zero bytes) as compared to the previous version of Tracker.

It only means that either this version do not have a good "Compact Memory" option, or perhaps this version has a very good memory management, that you don't really have to manually go for the "Compact Memory" option.


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Old 15-10-2003, 04:29 AM
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To Symbianware:

You REALLY REALLY gotta make a more user friendly Skinmaker app. This is far too difficult for "non-techies" and takes up too much time. MHO.

Regards.

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Old 15-10-2003, 05:57 AM
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Article

I find Tracker 3 drain more power than Tracker 2. I lose about 4% battery life overnight (approx 7hrs) using Tracker 2 and now im losing about 6%. I guess u have to take into account the network detection etc. I will continue to see if the figures stay the same over the next few days.

Im loving the MXP skin. The only problem with it is and other similar skins, theres no need to make the minimize, close and taskbar so big. Half the size so itll look more professional.

Anyways, i hope they come up with skin editor for dummies. Its not hard to edit, but it is very time consuming especially when theres no preview window. I like to do things the easy way - drag and drop


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Old 15-10-2003, 06:29 AM
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Hi

Symbianware talks about skinmaker and skineditor. When downloading skins the skinmaker app. i attached. What about skineditor, is that a separate application?

Kindest Regards

Stefan

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Old 15-10-2003, 02:10 PM
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I've noticed one thing while upgrading from ver 2 to 3.1 which was loosing all settings that I'v made :(
I had to insert all my icons againg from scratch, which actaully took me 3 hours in ver 2
couldn't they've made an option that lets u keep your old settings or at least inform u before it overwrites it !!
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Old 15-10-2003, 02:42 PM
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OS X Skin

By the way, if anyone is trying to create an OS X looking skin, can they make the bottom status bar on the P800 still visable (but not the top applications bar).
That way we'd be able to see any missed calls, battery level etc.

P.s. Is anyone trying to create one?
I'd have a go if I could work out what to do and had the source for the Windows XP lookalike skin.
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