50 WRT widgets for your phone from Dr Jukka

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Dr Jukka recently put 50 S60 WRT widgets on to his site for free download. There's a whole range of mini-puzzles and games that have, for the most part, been ported across from existing, freely available, Javascript versions. There are versions of old favourites, such as Same Game and Tetris, as well some less well known puzzles, such as Cohan Circle.

The widgets work best on devices with a portrait QVGA screen, although you should be able to use them on devices with other orientations or resolutions.

The widgets range in quality (mainly due to the underlying code), but everyone should find something to keep them happy. Such short puzzle games can be a great way to pass a few spare minutes of the day.

I've been meaning to mention these Widgets for a while. They are a great example of how you can take existing Javascript code from the web and turn it into an S60 widget. From Dr. Jukka's descriptions it is clear that some widgets took longer to port than others, but nonetheless it does demonstrate the advantages of using the web technologies as a basis for a run time platform.

Same Game    dots

Three of the 50 Widgets: SameGame, Teris and Dots

WRT widgets run on all S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 (N78, N96, i8510) and above phones. Many S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 phones can also run WRT widgets, although they may require a firmware update (e.g. all Samsung devices, Nokia: N95, N95 8GB, N82, E90, E66, and E71.