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An attempt for come back to the mainstream

hopeIt is after a long while I’ve re-visited my blog. When I opened it I literally got surprised to notice that the last post made by me was around 1 and half years back!  Every netizens must have a web presence, for few of them it would be through their own webpages/blogs, many others it would be through Facebook or Twitter pages. Yes, and myself belonging to the second group for the past one year, and it was through my Twitter page. I think I was extremely busy there discussing about various technical especially related to mobiles. I’ve almost forgotten about this little blog of mine.

At that time when I’d started this blog there wasn’t any particular reason behind. Now I think it is time to move on and do something fruitful. Hope I’ll be able to do regular contributions here! Stopping this post here for now, by hoping to see you all on the next good one!

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This is from CutePress – Mobile WordPress editor for MeeGo/Symbian

Today one of my tweeps @Pulkit076 had a doubt, how to add an image to the post from CutePress, so thought of trying, so that this post.

First image is a Green N8, now a day with me!

Second one this image is captured by @jairajp from his smartphone!

These are some random pictures I choosed, this blog is posted with CutePress from Nokia N950!

If you wish you use CutePress, go and download it from NokiaStore!

Facinate – A Free Qt based Symbian Facebook application

Today I came across a Facebook application from NokiaStore! There aren’t much Facebook application for Symbian with full features of Facebook. Among them not many are free too. This application is free but it uses advertisements. The application has incorporated most of the features of Facebook, like news feed, friends, messages, chat, birthday, my wall, photos, notifications, events etc. The UI is pretty easy to use.

Here are few screen shots:

      

The below screens will help to choose different features of Facebook:

   

This application supports Push notifications:

You can download the application from NokiaStore.

NewsG – A google News Reader App for MeeGo (N9/N950)

It was accidentally I came to know about this great app – NewsG. I was searching for an app called Ask-Ziggy for MeeGo one day and from my fellow Champion Sunil Kumar (@skumar_rao) I got a link to that app. But later I realized that there is no version of that app available supporting MeeGo rather it was for Maemo.

The developer behind of Ask-Ziggy is Martin Borho (@m_b_o) I later found Martin’s contact and asked for a MeeGo version but I got not a positive reply: “unfortunately there’s no version for MeeGo, because the Google  Search API, which nearly all services depending on, is deprecated and throttled and will be switched off in the foreseeable future“.

But Martin had suggested me another app called NewsG, another one app developed by Martin!

About NewsG

NewsG is an application based on Google News. It shows the daily headlines from Google News. You can choose from the available the topics like Top Stories, World, CountryName, Business, Technology, Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Health, Spotlight, Most Popular etc.

This app can be configured pretty easily, where you can choose the edition of the news according to your wish. Select the default topic to load, Manage topics etc. This app is good choice for reading the news just from the different available categories. Though I had two improvement suggestions for this app:

1. Instead of lauching the device browser to read the complete  news the app could have it’s on view to read.

2. The integration of the feeds to the Home Screen feeds could have been a good option to have.

But after all this is a neat application a MeeGo owner can have. After all this is a free app which you can download from the NokiaStore.

Edit: Just found a link here: NewsG for N9/N950 – Daily headlines from Google News.

Nokia Qt SDK on Linux

Today I’d successfully installed Nokia Qt SDK on my Ubuntu 10.10 based laptop and was able to try a sample Qt application on it. It was an interesting experience for me, and I would like to share this with you all.

I started downloading the Nokia Qt SDK for Linux from the Forum Nokia’s Nokia Qt SDK page, but unfortunately when the download reached 561 mb of data it stopped the downloading due to some network problem and due to some system upgrade I wanted to restart the laptop and the download got canceled. The fortunate part was that the portion of download left in the directory when I reboot. Google helped me find a solution to resume the failed download, that was the curl tool. Then I realized the power of Linux. Any way the below details will be useful to setup Nokia Qt SDK on your Linux machine.

Install Pre-Requisites

Execute the below commands on your Linux (as I mentioned earlier I’d used a Ubuntu 10.10 based laptop). These are the pre-requisite before downloading and installing the Nokia Qt SDK to your machine, so if you already have these modules it is well and good you can go to the next step.

 

$ sudo apt-get install g++ make libSM-dev libxext-dev libxcursor-dev libfreetype6-dev libxrandr-dev libglib2.0-dev libfontconfig1-dev libxft-dev libglu-dev

By executing the above command, following packages will get installed on your machine:

g++ g++-4.4 libice-dev libsm-dev libstdc++6-4.4-dev x11proto-core-dev
libpthread-stubs0 libpthread-stubs0-dev libx11-dev libxau-dev libxcb1-dev libxdmcp-dev libxext-dev x11proto-input-dev x11proto-kb-dev x11proto-xext-dev xtrans-dev
libxcursor-dev libxfixes-dev libxrender-dev x11proto-fixes-dev x11proto-render-dev
libfreetype6-dev zlib1g-dev
libxrandr-dev x11proto-randr-dev
libglib2.0-bin libglib2.0-dev
libexpat1-dev libfontconfig1-dev
libxft-dev
libdrm-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libglu1-mesa-dev libkms1 mesa-common-dev

Install Nokia Qt SDK

Here is the final step in the installation, execute the below commands:

$ sudo apt-get install curl
$ curl -f -L -o Nokia_Qt_SDK_Lin32_offline_v1_0_2_en.run -C - http://sw.nokia.com/id/43a0303f-a170-45d5-a25e-193bb0b7478c/Nokia_Qt_SDK_Lin32_offline_v1_0_2_en.run
$ chmod +x Nokia_Qt_SDK_Lin32_offline_v1_0_2_en.run
$ sudo ./Nokia_Qt_SDK_Lin32_offline_v1_0_2_en.run

The last command will start the installation of Nokia Qt SDK, it is a GUI based installer, follow the instructions on the screen. Here are few screen shots for your reference:

Typically it took ~700 mb of disk-space for the total installation excluding the size of downloaded setup file (Nokia_Qt_SDK_Lin32_offline_v1_0_2_en.run), which took exactly 591 mb.

Quick Reference

The below pages helped me during the installation:

Back to Carbide after a long break!

It was in 2007 I did some application development. As many of you might know, it was S60/Symbian platform where I was working. Surprisingly again got an interest in developing recently. So I thought of brush-up myself! Later I realized that the application development is not the same as earlier :D. It had got lot of changes. It is nice to learn all new things.

I’ve used the Carbide for the development, set up a new Symbian^3.0 SDK, installed Qt for S60 and all needed tools. It was a stupid error which invited me!

The error says exactly this message: “Cannot run program “perl.exe”: The parameter is incorrect.”. I felt so bad and stopped the development, got some routine works so was busy with some other work. Mean-while found one thread in Symbian-Forum and posted my doubt, there wasn’t any answer. After few days, that is today, came back and tried my luck. Hooray 🙂 I got a solution, it is none other than removing the EPOCROOT environment variable, which set to “/” causing the tool-chain didn’t understand the epoc32\tools :D.

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