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Mobile App Development – Snake Guide for South Africa

November 17, 2009 8 comments

I took my first foray into mobile app development recently. Using Origo IDE I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this particular framework makes development for the Symbian (Nokia) environment.

Mobi Snake Guide for South Africa Including the initial learning curve, it took me all of 5 days to complete the app in question, and I’m quite pleased with the result, even if it is still a bit rough around the edges. Unfortunately, since Origo IDE is still a work in progress, some functionality is simply not available yet (such as calling the phone’s dialler, sending sms’s, use of the camera – though these API’s are apparently being added as we speak). So I’ll be adding to the app as and when the framework gets updated.

The app itself is a guide / e-book on snakes most commonly found throughout South Africa. It’s available as a free download, so please feel free to play around with it and give me some feedback – good or bad, it’s all a learning experience.

The app has been tested and works on all Nokia Symbian S60 5th edition handsets . (Including Nokia N97, N97 mini, 5800, 5530 and X6 handsets.)

The information, images and idea for the app were all sourced and supplied by Simon Botes.

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