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  • pit 1:26 pm on November 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , nokia maps, , trivia   

    New game released for Nokia Series 40: The Big Map Quest 

    I’ve recently released a new game for Nokia Touch and Type devices: The Big Map Quest.

    The game uses Nokia Maps to let the player travel around the world, trying to guess where historical locations, country capital cities and other famous places are located. The features of this first release include:

    • More than 100 questions, constantly updated
    • Global rankings, to compete with users worldwide
    • Ability to share a new score on Facebook

    Check out the video below to see the game in action.

    The game is available for free on Nokia Store.

  • pit 12:05 pm on November 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    New MeeGo app released: The Football App for Nokia N9 

    I’ve just released a new app for Nokia N9: The Football App.

    The Football App features the major European soccer leagues, including:

    • Premier League
    • Bundesliga
    • Serie A
    • Ligue 1
    • La Liga
    • Champions League
    • Europa League

    For each league, the app allows to view live match results with complete scorers and lineups information, standings and top scorers.

    You can download The Football App from Nokia Store.

    • ardit 7:35 pm on November 11, 2011 Permalink

      will this be avaible for symbian3???

    • pit 8:03 pm on November 11, 2011 Permalink

      Hi ardit,

      a Symbian^3 version of The Football App is currently not planned.

      Anyway, I’ve released other soccer apps that are compatible with Symbian^3 devices, check them out here: http://store.ovi.com/publisher/Jappit/

    • William 6:00 pm on April 24, 2012 Permalink

      Nokia Store, says there’s now a version for Belle. Is there any possibility of adding more leagues? Mainly the english one’s but this would be a very good app, a must have if there was more leagues

    • pit 8:49 pm on April 24, 2012 Permalink

      Hi William,

      I’m working to add more leagues, hope to release an updated version asap!

    • William 11:04 pm on April 24, 2012 Permalink

      Would you consider adding a feature which would allow us to select our favorite side. (for convenience/quick use) but would also allow us to add filters so we can keep tabs on other scores, especially one match day. I think this would be very beneficial, as those in any position using the app would find it useful. If your challenging for the title you’d be able to keep an eye on how the others nearby are doing without having to view all, same goes for those who like multiple teams or worried about the relegation drop)

      Very visually pleasing app from the screenshots!


    • Paul 5:18 pm on April 28, 2012 Permalink

      Hi, would you consider adding in your next update some of these ideas:

      in the results tab, an indicator for each game result would be great -> if the score is a full time score (“FT” icon above the date for example), if the game is still being played (“Live” icon), and if the game hasn’t started (no icon).
      auto refresh feature if the user is following a certain game (with the possibility of choosing the refresh rate).
      if the app is opened on a specific game, a sound or vibration notification (or both) if a goal is scored.
      Choosing a different league by just tapping on the name of the league on the top of the app (the same way we choose a different match day) rather than clicking on the bottom right icon.
      Euro 2012 section.

      Thank you for the great app :)

    • pit 9:22 pm on April 29, 2012 Permalink

      Thank you for your suggestions Paul! I’ve already finished adding an indicator for each game, will be available in the next update that should be on the Nokia Store in the next week.

      As for the other features, they’re all useful and will try to implement them asap.

    • Dan 8:16 pm on April 30, 2012 Permalink

      some great feature suggestions. both williams and pauls, would make this app even better than ehat it already is. Pit; when do you think more leagues could be added out of interest, if i buy now would i recieve feature additions in the future and please match the grsphic ui/layout as it appears above. Looks coo

    • Dan 2:30 pm on May 1, 2012 Permalink

      Sorry about the spelling mistakes.

    • pit 8:46 am on May 2, 2012 Permalink

      Hi Dan,

      adding more leagues is definitely one of the things I’m working on, can’t say a date but will surely pull out an update with more leagues asap. As for the UI, if you refer to the Symbian version, it closely matches the platform style, by using Qt components: this is the main reason for the UI differences with the MeeGo version.

    • Dan 12:30 am on May 3, 2012 Permalink

      sorry i should proof read what i type. I mean’t if i bought your app, would i still receive updates which include extra features or would it be general fixes and improvements of a small nature? Regarding ui, it looks like the buttons are at the top for sym 3 version. I should waited, looking forward to using it.

    • John 1:51 pm on May 14, 2012 Permalink

      Hi, thanks for your good app. BTW, When I used this to see La Liga results, it was not up to date. I opened it on May 14th, and it only showed result for May 12th matches (May 13th matches still 0-0). Is this a bug? I hope you can also add feature to store results or league table in offline mode in the future release (just keep the latest results to reduce memory usage).

    • William 6:21 pm on June 2, 2012 Permalink

      Any planned updates for the european championships? It doesn’t look likely but hoping.

  • pit 10:01 am on July 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Winner in Nokia Developer Series 40 Java and Web App Competition 

    I’m happy to announce that I am one of the winners of the Series 40 Java and Web App Competition competition recently held by the Nokia Developer community.

    From the competition page:

    Using the PositioningManager from Java ME Location API by Alessandro La Rosa (jappit). This wiki article explains how to use the PositioningManager from the Ovi Maps Java ME Location API to get information about the device location. Alessandro contributed a number of articles and a project; while this was our favourite, they are all very well written and provide an excellent insight into how to use the Java Location API:

    Thank you Nokia Developer!

    • Leonardo 11:33 am on July 14, 2011 Permalink

      CONGRATS!!! ;-)

    • pit 1:09 pm on July 14, 2011 Permalink

      Grazie Leo ;)

    • kiran trivedi 1:15 pm on July 14, 2011 Permalink


    • pit 1:15 pm on July 14, 2011 Permalink

      Thank you Kiran! :)

    • Said Bakr 10:42 pm on July 15, 2011 Permalink

      Congratulations! I came here from your stripes website!

    • pit 11:48 pm on July 15, 2011 Permalink

      Thank you Said!

    • manuel 6:50 pm on July 18, 2011 Permalink

      congrats!.. some nice apps where developed there. ;-)

    • pit 7:02 pm on July 18, 2011 Permalink

      Thank you Manuel! You’re right, developers created some cool open source projects :)

    • amir 3:08 pm on July 27, 2011 Permalink


    • Hernan 5:14 pm on August 5, 2011 Permalink

      Hey Pit,
      I have a question: The Java ME Location API has been made private. Any idea why?

  • pit 10:03 am on July 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , midlet, nokia developer projects, , , run tracker   

    Run Tracker, open source Java ME project for your running activities 

    Today I’d like to present a new open source Java ME project recently published on Nokia Developer Projects.

    Run Tracker is a simple Java ME app that allows to track and record various parameters of running activities, including route, distance, duration and speed of each run.

    The complete source code is available, and shows how to use some of the Java ME Location API features to integrate Ovi Maps mapping and positioning features in a MIDlet.

    Check it out, and let me know your thoughts about it.

    • Emanuele 6:07 pm on October 6, 2012 Permalink

      I discovered your app recently but i’ve got some problem to connect to gps, than i can’t run with the app.
      My phone is nokia c2-02, than i’ve got the maps’ nokia app that has gps incorporated (or not?); maybe I don’t know how to acticavate it… can you help me?

  • pit 10:11 am on July 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Ovi Maps and event handling with Java ME Location API 

    Today I’d like to present an article that closes the first part of tutorials about the Ovi Maps Java ME Location API.

    When displaying a map in a Java ME application, it can be useful to be able to intercept events generated by the interaction of the user with the map itself, and the MapComponent and EventListener interfaces give complete support for keyboard and touch-based events.

    Check out the full article, showing how touch events can be used to add markers to a map, and let me know your comments: Handling map events with Java ME Location API.

  • pit 10:01 am on July 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Creating custom map providers with Ovi Maps Java ME Location API 

    Today’s Ovi Maps article describes how to create and use custom map providers by using the Java ME Location API.

    The MapProvider and MapUrlProvider abstract classes are used to provide the data needed to display custom map tiles, that can be used to replace the default map tiles, or displayed above those one, so creating overlay map levels.

    When using the MapUrlProvider class, the only needed information that the class must provide is the URL of each tile, that will be used by the class itself to retrieve and create the associated Image object.

    The article published on the Nokia Developer Wiki, with both client and server code, shows a possible usage of the MapUrlProvider class to create an overlay level over a map: Implementing a custom MapUrlProvider overlay with Java ME Location API.

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