I want to thank WordPress for the very cool blog stats job they did for the 2011 summary. Saved me a lot of work!
Which is especially good since I’ve been working hard on something new (I know, I know: what’s new in that, right?). But bear with me! Continue reading
Posted in The Write Stuff, Mentioning Maemo, Inviting Change, Views and Reviews, Mentioning MeeGo, Into Outreach
Tagged LinkedIn, Maemo, Nokia, Microsoft, MeeGo, forumnokia, Windows Phone, Lumia, Johan Paul
Finally, here’s the much-demanded second part to this QML beginner-focused series. Okay, one guy asked, but he sounded really interested.
I said at the end of the first article that I would progress to the next phase in this one. But the request for a screenshot of the app at this point got me to thinking that it would be worth more to fledgling QML developers if I backed up and broke down the code. So let’s do it. There’s a lot to cover, so I’ll spread it across two or three articles. Continue reading
Posted in The Write Stuff, Smooth Codings, Mentioning Maemo, Mentioning MeeGo, Getting Qt, Into Outreach
Tagged LinkedIn, Nokia, Qt, forumnokia, N9, N950, QML, GPS, MotoRing
I unloaded some Qt newbie frustration the other day detailing my first serious efforts to code for the Nokia N9. Now I’d like to step back a bit and outline the actual project, and in subsequent posts walk other newcomers through my coding journey of pleasure and pain.
I really wasn’t very apprehensive about Qt, especially the mature 4.7. Friends kept telling me how easy it was, and the Qt Creator environment did not look difficult at all at first glance. Continue reading
Posted in The Cat Corral, Smooth Codings, The Process and Product Frontier, Mentioning Maemo, Mentioning MeeGo, Getting Qt, Into Outreach
As I’ve noted before, I have been interested in Qt development for some time and finally got to where I could allocate the hours to learning. I missed out on local Qt training a while back so I’m dependent on documentation along with patient people online.
The latter have been a huge help. I’ve encountered some weird and frustrating situations from which many friends have rescued me. The former, however, have been severely lacking. But let me share the pain with you progressively.
I decided to create an application for the Nokia N9. The app will make use of GPS and cellular services mainly, and shouldn’t be very complicated. I chose Qt Quick because I wanted to see how mature QML really is at this point. Plus I’m allergic to C++. Continue reading
Posted in The Write Stuff, Smooth Codings, Ways of Rocking, Unusability, Views and Reviews, Mentioning MeeGo, Getting Qt
Tagged LinkedIn, Nokia, twitter, Qt, forumnokia, QML, GPS
I didn’t expect to be able to say anything first-hand about the Nokia N9. I really thought my semi-facetious post a while back would be pretty much it unless I came up with some other abstract commentary to inflict on you all. And I really haven’t used this meandering blog for device reviews, unless you count one admittedly unusual attempt for the slightly-less-cool N8.
So I was genuinely surprised to receive a sleek black N9 in London last month the day before Nokia World 2011, at a special Champions Day event. And I’ve used it enough to share some juicy details.
First, however, a disclaimer:
The following review is from a drooling, starry-eyed device nut who is contemplating super-gluing an N9 to his hand. Don’t expect much objectivity.
So let’s do this. Continue reading
Posted in The Write Stuff, Ways of Rocking, The Process and Product Frontier, Mentioning Maemo, Delivering Quality, Inviting Change, Views and Reviews, Mentioning MeeGo, Getting Qt
Tagged LinkedIn, Maemo, Nokia, MeeGo, Harmattan, forumnokia, N9