Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Software Update Increases App Visibility for Nokia Developers

 New Series 40 phones with the innovative Touch and Type UI increase visibility for developers’ apps, and existing users will benefit from the enhancement via software updates. This applies already to C2-02, C2-03, C3-01, and X3-02 phones.

A recent software update for these Series 40 phones allow users to swipe left from the home screen to see 3rd Party apps in the Collection, and swipe right to see installed Games (including 3rd party games).

This enhanced app discoverability is shipping now in new devices, and is also available as an update for existing (C3-01 and X3-02) users. The update is already promoted via Ovi Suite, and will be available as an Over the Air (OTA) update in the future.

How to get started:

Version 1.0 of the Series 40 6th Edition SDK, Feature Pack 1 is available, providing developers with the opportunity to create Java applications that leverage the innovative Touch and Type UI.

Series 40 web apps are created and tested using Nokia Web Tools, which is available for Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, and Ubuntu Linux.

How get noticed:

Submit your best Series 40 Java or web apps in Nokia’s Create for Millions contest to win your share of cash and prizes, worth 1 million euros.

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