Flash Lite adoption is growing at a very rapid rate. It is most probably because it is so easy to code for and there are so many Flash designers/developers out there today that have now found a new media outlet – mobile phone users.
So watch out Symbian (C++) and Java Micro Edition (JavaME,J2ME) you have a new contender in the arena.
- Support for FlashLite 2.0
- Support for SVG-T
- RSS-reader improved
- Save pages for offline viewing
- Merged Services with Web Browser
- Save usernames & passwords for websites
For further info and screen shots visit Phone Scoop.
Use this code for the 2nd edition. Note that the first half of the if statement is just so that the code works on the emulator. This is because the emulator uses a Dynamic Link Library (DLL), therefore we need to employ library functions. However the overall outcome is the same.
TRequestStatus start; TServerStart starter(start); #ifdef __WINS__ // On the Windows emulator the process is a DLL RLibrary lib; lib.Load(KBinaryName, BinaryUid); TLibraryFunction export1 = lib.Lookup(1); TThreadFunction threadFunction = reinterpret_cast (export1()); TName name(KBinaryName); // Randomness ensures a unique thread name name.AppendNum(Math::Random(), EHex); // Now create the server thread const TInt KMinHeapSize=0x1000; const TInt KMaxHeapSize=0x1000000; RThread thread; thread.Create(name, threadFunction, KDefaultStackSize, &starter, &lib, NULL,KMinHeapSize, KMaxHeapSize, EOwnerProcess); lib.Close(); #else // Phone hardware RProcess process; process.Create(KBinaryName,starter.AsCommand(), BinaryUid); #endif
This code only works on S60 3rd Edition.
You can use it to invoke an executable from with your application. Make sure you cleanup after youself and don’t leave any rouge applications running in the background.
RProcess server; server.Create(KServerName, KNullDesC); CApaCommandLine* commandLine = CApaCommandLine::NewL(); commandLine->SetExecutableNameL(KExecutableName); commandLine->SetProcessEnvironmentL(server); RApaLsSession ApaSession; ApaSession.Connect(); ApaSession.StartApp(*commandLine); ApaSession.Close(); delete commandLine;
Just in case you didn’t know already you can get it from http://s2putty.sourceforge.net/ .
Open source telnet/SSH client for your Symbian Series 60 (S60) phone.
If you have been reading discussions at Forum Nokia Developer Discussion Board recently, you may notice there are many questions about signing in S60 3rd Edition. It seems the new security feature in Symbian 9 has led to frustration for some developers.
I would like to share what kind of error messages I have seen when installing signed/unsigned application in S60 3rd Edition phones. There is a hint that explains what may cause a particular message. I may not be able to cover all error messages because I may not have seen all of them.
Read also a nice blog posting from S60 team, Signing applications for S60 3rd Edition.
Message: Certificate error. Contact the application supplier.
Hint: You may have tried installing unsigned application. Note that signing is mandatory S60 3rd Edition. You can use self-signed certificate or developer certificate from Symbian Signed to sign your application.
Message: Unable to install. Constrained by the certificate.
Hint: This message pops up when you attempt to install developer certificate in the unsupported device. The developer certificate from Symbian Signed can only be used in a limited number of devices. Remember that you have to send your IMEIs to Symbian Signed when requesting certificate. You cannot use the certificate in other devices that is not in your IMEIs list.
Message: Required application access not granted
Hint: Check that your certificate can be used to sign all capabilities needed by your application. For example, if you use self-signed certificate, you can only sign basic set capabilities, i.e. NetworkServices, ReadUserData, WriteUserData, LocalServices and UserEnvironment. If your application requires one of the extended capabilities, for example SwEvent, you cannot sign it with self-signed certificate. In this case, apply for developer certificates from Symbian Signed.
Message: Unable to install a protected application from an untrusted supplier
Hint: If you use self-signed certificate, make sure that your application uses unprotected UID, i.e. 0xA0000000 – 0xAFFFFFFF. If you use protected UID (0×20000000 – 0×2FFFFFFF) or legacy UID (0×10000000 – 0×1FFFFFFF), you will get this message.
Message: Unable to install
Hint: This message may come up when your installation file (.sis/.sisx) copies files to other application’s private folder, i.e. privateuid. Note that Symbian 9 introduces data caging concept, it means you don’t have access to other application’s private folder.
1) go to the following dir :
1) delete any file in this directory
3) restart the phone
* to make a screenshot on a Nokia 3650, 6600 :
1) use the pencil key + ‘0’
2) the screenshot is saved in C:NOKIAIMAGESFE_img
* to make a screenshot on a SX1 :
1) use the shift key + ‘0’
2) the screenshot is saved in C:NOKIAIMAGESFE_img
* remember, there are some shortcuts :
: show path (scroll with joystick left/right)
: *not yet used*
: top of the list
: *not yet used*
: Mark / Unmark a file
: go to root
: file properties
: delete a file
* running exe files :
With version 1.13,in the directory of FExplorer a console exe file : EXETEST.EXE (you can run it), the purpose is only to test if FExplorer can run EXE files on your phone.
* restoring the last path in views :
After leaving the ‘about box’, ‘settings’ or the ‘editor’ view, if FExplorer return to the root directory, check that the ‘save last path’ in the settings is ‘ON’, not only this settings is used when leaving FExplorer but i’s also used in all the differents ‘views’ (06/03/2005).
* how to switch between the text/hex viewer :
Simply, go to the settings and choose the viewer type : text or hex (06/05/2005).
If you are serious about developing anything for any Nokia phone you have to check out the Forum Nokia website. It has all the resourses you need to get you started from all the MIDP SDK’s with the accompanying emulators, all the different platform SDK’s including Series 40, Series 60, Series 80, development tools, all the tecnical specifications, extensive documentation on all available and upcoming technologies, developer forums where you can drop a question and most probably find what you are looking for has already been answered.
The site caters for game developers, enterprise developers, media developers and just about any other type of developer you can think of.
If you own a Series 60 or a Seies 80 mobile device check out the freely available downloads ie. sis files and/or mbm files. The site seems to be in German but has a Google translation link which will translate everything into English for you. There is a whole heap of free programs available for your mobile phone in the software section. Have fun and happy hunting …
If you are not into writing hundreds or thousands of lines of code and you are more artistic in a audio/visual kinda way you might want to check out some of the themes you can install on your Nokia or Sony Ericsson on the Opera Community website. You can also check out some of my themes I did in early 2004. Let me know what you think …
If you want to create your own theme you can download the Series 60 Theme Studio if it didn’t ship with your from the Forum Nokia web site. Have fun personalising your phone to be an individual like yourselves….