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Open screen project

This is a very cool project where YOU guys can get money to turn an app idea into a reality and get it distributed using the Ovi App store

An app called Twittle funded by the Open Screen Project very impressive indeed

It seems like Nokia are really stepping up their game with the App front encouraging developers to get on board makes sense as developers for the iOS and Android devices will not be able to make money there for ever they will have to come over and develop for Nokia too to make a good living. I am guessing there will also be a large number of apps being launched around the time the N8 launches.

Now I need to get my lazy behind to learn Qt already, I have the SDK donwloaded now need some motivation 🙂

via openscreenproject.org


  1. Keith
    August 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    the first video kinda reminded of of Iron Man 2! LOLZ

    Sounds like fun, ill try coming up with an idea if i can. all of us should try this

  2. Jim
    August 9, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    @John Wiegand-forson : open screen project is an initiative between Adobe and Nokia and they give you $$$ only if you develop flash applications. check this link: http://openscreen.forum.nokia.com/

    “The fund invites submissions for initiatives that focus on developing Flash Lite from Adobe content for use on Nokia platforms and devices”

    • John Wiegand-forson
      August 10, 2010 at 4:01 pm

      Really hmmm doesn’t sound that exciting then 😦

  3. August 10, 2010 at 2:09 am

    go nokia go. make more ultimate things .demolish the new comers

  4. August 10, 2010 at 3:10 am

    I’m in the same boat John, installed the Qt SDK the other night. Need to learn C++ and how to use the SDK, I have a few app ideas, just not sure if Qt can handle them. Think I would have to use native Symbian, from the little I have read. 😦

    • Andre
      August 10, 2010 at 4:28 am

      what would you want to do?

      • August 10, 2010 at 4:54 am

        Make a couple things, one of which is a virtual keyboard. I know, I know..stupid, silly, not important, whatever – I have one in mind, that I would like to try doing.

        Is that something Qt could properly handle enough to be fully integrated into Maemo/S^3 or would Symbian be better for S^3 and something else for Maemo?

        I hate being keen enough to know I have to ask these questions and not really being able to answer them myself without a LOT of time and energy spent. I don’t mind learning or expanding effort, but damn..some of this stuff you don’t find out about until you are 80% done and THEN find out it should have been done *this* way. LOL

        • Andre
          August 10, 2010 at 5:47 am

          You’d have to find out whether there’s an API for input. Albeit I doubt that API is available for Qt. YET

        • Jim
          August 10, 2010 at 8:37 am

          to build a virtual keyboard you have to use system specific libraries. In you case you probably need to use symbian C++ , but if you want my advice wait unti S4 or meego is out then OS UI is probably written in Qt and you can change it more easily.

          • August 10, 2010 at 2:24 pm

            I don’t mind taking the time building it now as it is great experience and I have a lot to learn. But yeah, when I want it to be the “final” thing this is the kind of information I really need so what I want to do now, is 100% useless! Thanks 🙂

    • Jim
      August 10, 2010 at 2:34 pm

      or you can build an application that can use your virtual keyboard instead of the standard one. this can be done in qt and it’s not so hard, depending how advanced the keyboard needs to be.

      • August 14, 2010 at 11:58 pm

        Hrm..good idea. But then I need to think up an application too and make that? LOL – Will lose my ambition if I start thinking that! I wouldn’t even know where to begin in trying to come up with an application idea!

    • John Wiegand-forson
      August 10, 2010 at 4:03 pm

      Yeah apparently if you want to go deeper into Symbian you need to do it natively but I guess if go into the Qt SDK and enjoy it then why not still think the developer tools are getting better though definitely on par with the competition.

  5. August 10, 2010 at 5:07 am

    i like nokia N70
    mobile

  6. August 10, 2010 at 11:43 am

    to @ mynokiablog.com

    make a topic for developers. i want to develope apps . say the procedure 1by1 neat and clear

    • Jim
      August 10, 2010 at 11:53 am

      yes that would be great. I will submit a few tutorials. meanwhile did you see how easy you can create 3D stuff in Qt (using QML) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXcxFZbKUNI

    • John Wiegand-forson
      August 10, 2010 at 4:06 pm

      We are not developers ourself unfortunately 😦 I have only started looking at the Qt SDK now, I figured there is not point in complaining about the quality and number of apps on the ovi store and thought we have to do something ourselves and thats why. We have already said if people have tutorials or video’s we will put them up on the blog that’s no problem I am keen to learn myself 🙂

  7. alex68
    August 11, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Some of top popular games in Apple app store are made by Finnish firms such as Angry birds. Now they are coming back to Nokia. From Meego membership page, I can see finnish membership grows quite fast.

    http://www.rovio.com/

  1. August 18, 2010 at 5:23 pm

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