Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Nokia Code Camp

Hi Everyone
Dear readers , Sorry, I was busy with my startup so couldn't blog for a month.....Well I am back now with full zeal and ofcourse passion! Recently had been to Nokia Code Camp by Forum Nokia at
IIIT-B , It was real fun, had free wireless internet, laptop, tea, lunch and yeah a bunch of GEEKS!As the name says "Code Camp", I thought there would be more coding than just talk but it was the opposite! :( . Although provided laptops to everyone, I used my laptop as i am kinda addicted to it, like a Girl Friend :P. So I had everything, and was just waiting for the session to start.
The Session started, again a business guy!(Prakash Sayini) In every event business people talk first and then the real thing, i mean tech happens! hmmm... will have to figure out why???.... phew.....and they gave us a document which had the agenda and all the tutorials,ppts to start developing small appl
ications for Nokia S40 cellphone. So I didnt wait for the session i.e coding session , and started browsing tutorials online.Starte
d using Netbeans 6.0 (mobile edition) , J2ME and then developed 'hello world' application for my cellphone and transfered the application to my cellphone and luckily it worked!woooot :-) If you are interested in developing a hello world app for your cellphone check out these steps ........

Pre-requisites:
*if you dont have a S40 based cellphone ,dont worry there is another way to test your app, just read.....

Open Netbeans - > New Project - > Select mobility -> MIDP


Key in the project name and click next , next and finish!
The default file "Hellomidlet.java will be open , In your workspace change the view->editor->screen
Select "Hello", In the Properties Window key in some text in text field, this will be displayes under the label 'hello'.



Press F11 to build main project and then F6 to run..



Now to open this app on your S40 based Nokia Mobile phone , goto Documents->NetbeansProject->MobileApplication1->dist
Copy MobileApplication1.jar and send it to your cellphone memory through PC Suite or any other application
This above tutorial talks about creating a hello world J2ME application for a mobilephone , but in the Nokia S40 SDK, Start-> Nokia Connectivity Framework-> Run Emulator , You can see a simulated S40 cellphone here , so that you can test the app right here using the SDK if you dont have a S40 cellphone.

After doing all this , it was lunch time and the theory session was still going on about Nokia S40, MIDP, J2ME, Mobile media API...... by Balagopal K S.

Theory ,tutorials , softwares, SDK's :




8 comments:

outspoken said...

Next time if there is any camp on mobile development [symbian or java] post on ur blog a few days before the event, I will try to attend one of them, want to but just can't... :)

sreenidhi said...

what is the cost of registering at code camps??

Lakshman Srikanth said...

@ Sreenidhi - Absolutely FREE! but you need to register online.. :-)
Thanks for commenting :-)

@Outspoken - hi, yeah sure , you can check out my "upcoming badge" , there is a event about "Linux Embedded" see http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1070954/ for more details about the event. :-) thanks

sreenidhi said...

hey please let me know next time.

Lakshman Srikanth said...

@sreenidhi - yeah sure , don't worry :-)

keep in touch

charu said...

hi,
Being a Nokia Fan.. I'm so delighted to read this blog..
the event sounds really "cool & techy"

Why does the first application has to be "Hello World" always??
Think different na...

Lakshman Srikanth said...

@charu - cool,thanks a lot
Well, I just learn't how to display text on a cellphone ! nothing except "Hello world" came to my mind! hence hello world, but yeah... you can check out the links and start developing cool apps and blog about it , it would be great :)

Rahul said...

Well I don't know if anybody knows it or not but Nokia has announced that they have partnered with Vodafone India and Airtel and Reliance to offer integrated billing solutions on the Nokia Store in India. This would let users download apps from the Nokia Store and pay for their downloads as part of their monthly mobile phone bills or have the amount deducted from the pre-paid balance.
This would surely increase the earning potential of the paid apps that developers submit.
Go To: http://www.earnwithappsnow.com/?pcode=112&src=11&act=1 and start submiting more & more apps to earn more!!