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Vodafone Greece devCamp Presentation

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  • Vodafone Greece devCamp Basic Widget Development Athens 11.09.2009 1 devCamp 11.09.2009
  • Dimitris Rakopoulos IS/IT Generalist @dimrac dimrac@gmail.com 2 Vodafone Greece devCamp 11.09.2009
  • What is widgets? Mini Web applications that reside on the phone but can be personalised to easily fetch relevant information from the web and present it to the user. 3 Vodafone Greece devCamp 11.09.2009
  • Why widgets? • Open source code familiar to millions of developers • Easy to write, deploy and update • Rich GUI, can be used offline • Standardized web technologies • Cross-device development • Device capabilities through APIs • Tools, Frameworks, IDEs • “… is the future of mobile applications” Google 4 Vodafone Greece devCamp 11.09.2009
  • Start building widgets What you need: • Vodafone Apps Manager (Developer) • Widget Packager application • ZIP packager • Opera Desktop Browser • Widget tutorials • Upload your widget to the Vodafone platform http://widget.vodafone.com/dev/ 5 Vodafone Greece devCamp 11.09.2009
  • Keep it simple Textpad+ HTML+CSS+Javascript+AJAX+ Opera Browser+ Zip = .wgt 6 Vodafone Greece devCamp 11.09.2009
  • Widget skeleton • A Widget is distributed as a regular zip file with .wgt file extension. • This archive contains all the files necessary to run the widget. • It must contain the following files: The widget main document index.html & configuration file config.xml • Files located at the widget structure's root or in a sub-directory of this root. • Script and css files are located in distinct sub-directories. 7 Vodafone Greece devCamp 11.09.2009
  • Example of index.html & config.xml 8 Vodafone Greece devCamp 11.09.2009
  • Example skin directory 9 Vodafone Greece devCamp 11.09.2009
  • Example js directory 10 Vodafone Greece devCamp 11.09.2009
  • Example eBook from .flv .wgt 11 Vodafone Greece devCamp 11.09.2009
  • Widgets @ Wii Watch video from http://www.qik.com/video/2200269 12 Vodafone Greece devCamp 11.09.2009
  • Thank you Dimitris Rakopoulos @dimrac 13 Vodafone Greece devCamp 11.09.2009