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  • pit 8:27 am on August 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , television, televisione, tv,   

    TV Guide Italy: new widget now available on the Ovi Store 

    TV Guide Italy is a new widget for Nokia touch devices, that allows users to browse and search TV listings of most Italian TV channels.

    Features include:

    • TV listings for the next 7 days
    • See what’s on TV in every moment
    • Search functionality, to find all your favorite programs
    • Home Screen widget (for N97 and N97 Mini)

    TV Guide Italy is available on the Ovi Store.

    • Aimevous 4:01 am on August 27, 2010 Permalink

      looks like a sweet app! May I ask if the UI was written fully by you or did you use some UI library?

      (came here from FN)

    • Soulrack 6:22 pm on September 29, 2010 Permalink

      it doesn’t work…it says “programmazione al momento non disponibile”!

  • 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.

  • pit 9:52 am on May 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , drjukka, , framework,   

    New UI components for Web Runtime widgets by Dr. Jukka 

    Web Runtime widgets definitely need frameworks and UI components to be easily plugged and used, without the need to re-adapt and rewrite JavaScript code originally intended for the Web, more than for mobile devices.

    For this reason, It’s a pleasure to see Dr. Jukka releasing a new set of UI components, specifically intended for S60 touch devices.

    Here is the full list of components:

    • Accordion
    • Busy
    • Button
    • Carousel
    • Checkbox
    • LightBox
    • Optionsbox
    • ProgressBar
    • Radiobox
    • Rating
    • TextLabel
    • ToggleSwitch
    • ToggleSwitch list

    Components’ documentation is available on Forum Nokia Wiki, and you can also preview the components online, by using this page.

    Good job Jukka! :)

    • Punit Pandey 5:54 am on May 31, 2010 Permalink

      Thanks Alessandro. Publish comparison of Guarana and these components sometime.

    • pit 10:41 am on May 31, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Punit! Sure, I’m planning to post some comparative tests, also including other UI frameworks that can be used in the WRT environment.

  • pit 5:15 pm on May 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: community, mobilerevamp   

    Mobile development revamped, on MobileRevamp.org 

    A new community for all mobile developers, designers and everything-else gets officially launched today, thanks to the efforts of Giorgio Natili, Leonardo Risuleo, and Alessandro La Rosa (me ;)): http://www.mobilerevamp.org

    With different backgrounds, we all aim at providing useful information about the mobile environment, in all its aspects. From its manifesto:

    The aim of this community is to share as much as possible information related to the mobile development using all the social networks and the new capabilities of the NET to make easier find updated contents and to create a deep feeling of connection between developers.

    The journey is at the beginning, hope you’ll join in! :)

  • pit 11:38 am on May 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Explore the Ovi Store on your home screen, with Ovi Show! 

    Ovi Show! is a new widget that allows you to discover new content on the Ovi Store directly from the home screen of your Nokia device!

    How to use it? Just add it to your home screen and, when you see some cool content, click on it and you’ll be redirected to its Ovi Store download page. Simple! :)

    Ovi Show! is configurable through a settings menu, that you find opening the widget from its icon, in your phone’s menu. You can choose which content categories to filter, and how to sort the content retrieved from the store, choosing from “Top Free”, “Best Seller” and “New”.

    Once you have chosen the desired settings, don’t forget to click on “Save”, or your preferences will not be applied.

    Being just  a first release, Ovi Show! can be improved thanks to your feedback, so please post here your comments or thoughts about it! :)

    Ovi Show! is available for download here:

    Note: to use Ovi Show!, your Nokia device must support home screen widgets. Currently the devices supporting home screen widgets are: Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 mini.

    • Trigold 12:36 pm on June 7, 2010 Permalink

      Hi, there. I downloaded and installed it on my Nokia E52, but what to do next after saved the settings? There’s not even a botton for me to press, or maybe it’s not compatible with S60v3 FP2 devices?

    • pit 12:43 pm on June 7, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Trigold,

      Ovi Show is compatible with Nokia devices supporting home screen widgets, so currently with: Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 mini.


    • Trigold 4:16 pm on June 7, 2010 Permalink

      Aw… Hope there’d be a similar apps like OVI Show available for other S60 devices. Thanx for ur answer anyway. :)

    • Детский фотограф 9:52 pm on August 4, 2011 Permalink

      Thanks pit
      I downloaded and installed it on my Nokia N97

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