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  • pit 11:42 pm on June 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , projects, rss buzz, svn, ,   

    Three open source projects for WRT developers: Bing, Buzz and RSS 

    Today I’ve released three widgets as open source projects on the brand new project management tool by Nokia, to allow all WRT developers to freely use and contribute to them.

    The first project is for a widget that allows the user to perform searches through the Bing search engine.

    Its code shows how many widgets’ common features can be implemented, including:

    • integrate a public REST API
    • retrieve and show dynamic data from network
    • detect and adapt to different screen resolutions
    • handle touch and key-based user interaction
    • show tabbed views
    • download dynamic code updates and new versions of the widget

    The second widget is a configurable RSS reader supporting multiple RSS feeds at once. The widget is easily adaptable to different needs, where retrieval and displaying of remote XML feeds is needed.

    The last project is a client for Google’s Buzz social network: the current functionalities include searching by keyword, and retrieving of Buzzes of a single user. Many more features are under development: feel free to take a look and integrate yours :)

    As these are open source projects, everyone is invited to dig into the code and to contribute to the them: just join the project, and start experimenting! To start, visit Forum Nokia Projects.

  • pit 9:36 pm on June 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , ovi show,   

    Ovi Show! gets updated: optimizations and bug fixes 

    Ovi Show!, the Ovi Store home screen widget, gets its first update containing some fixes and optimizations.


    • Fixed the 3 star rating bug: now the correct rating will be shown for all items
    • Broken content removed: items with missing pieces (e.g.: title, thumbnail) now will not be visible anymore
    • Optimized data loading: new data is now loaded only when necessary, to optimize network traffic
    • JavaScript code reduced, to diminish start-up time
    • Other small fixes

    So, this download is recommended for all users that have already downloaded Ovi Show!, and have experienced these or other issues. You can download it using the following link, or by using the Ovi Show! inbuilt update mechanism.

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