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Maemo Summit FNDC Story Final


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Forum Nokia's 2009 presentation at the Maemo Summit in Amsterdam.

Forum Nokia's 2009 presentation at the Maemo Summit in Amsterdam.

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  • 1. Not quite free beer (but still quite good) : Developer support for Maemo, by Forum Nokia Matt Collins
  • 2. Forum Nokia offers … 2. Outstanding Members 3. Resources 4. Technical services 6. Campaigns 1. Programs … and benefits 5. Distribution
  • 3. … to assist from inspiration to monetization 3. Resources Discussion boards, wiki, blogs – a place for our experts to help & to shine. SDKs, tools, code samples. 2. Outstanding Members Champions Program for the “best of the best.” 4. Technical services in person and online 6. Campaigns Openscreen Project Fund Calling All Innovators 1. Programs … and benefits = free, and premium services available via LaunchPad, PRO & PRO Accelerator programs to accelerate development cycles. 5. Distribution The money trail – Ovi, business units, operators, service providers, enterprise.
  • 4. Thorough support offering Service Status Technical Support Available by launch via Developer Documentation Documentation/examples published to Discussion board Qt for Maemo & Python in FN; C/C++/GTK at Wiki Available on & Blogs Expert blogs on Remote Device Access (RDA) Available via Prototype device loaning Available for selected developers (PRO and Launchpad) Discounted device program Available by launch via (not until P11) Application Testing Services No certification is possible for N900 Application User Experience Evaluation The service updated for Rover, since August. Developer Training Available via October and onwards, dedicated events University Program Co-operation being arranged with selected universities Technical Consultancy Case by case
  • 5. Training, e.g. Maemo Developer Days Copenhagen 18th -20 November
    • Day 1
    • Agenda topics
    • Introduction to Maemo and Maemo devices
    • Harmattan architecture and introduction to Harmattan development
    • Developing apps with Qt for Maemo 5
    • Publishing your software through
    • Publishing your apps through Ovi Store
    • Developer support
    • Day 2 & 3
    • The training focuses on C++ programming and GUI application development using Qt cross-platform libraries. Qt mobility features are described using Qt Maemo port
    • Agenda topics
    • Qt build and development tools
    • Qt widgets
    • Graphics view
    • MultitaskingXML
    • Model/view framework
    • Databases
    • Networking
    • Multimedia
    • QTestLib
    • What's new in Qt 4.6
    • Maemo Qt
    • Mobile Extensions
    • Web Run-Time
    • WebKit APIs
    • WebKit internals  
  • 6. And what about distribution & monetization Service Partnerships Pre-loading Ovi Store
  • 7. Ovi Store
    • Solid Footprint
    • Over 180 countries
    • August bigger than June & July combined
    • Adding 500 content items per week
    • Over 100 devices
    • Now adding Maemo platform.
    • N900 will have content supplied through Ovi Store.
  • 8. Open Screen Fund = Money for you
    • $10 million fund from Nokia and Adobe to bring great Flash apps & content to market, across screens
    • We’re looking for innovation , and creative use of Flash capabilities on Nokia devices
    • Anyone can apply for funding; a great idea may be a winner!
    Get more information at
  • 9. Calling All Innovators Competition
    • Nokia’s Annual Innovation Contest, now in its 3rd year
    • 2009 global Calling All Innovators offered $250K worth of cash and prizes, including Ovi Store promotion
    • Over 1800 apps submitted in 2 contests
    • Now in country level, to stock Ovi Store with locally relevant content
  • 10. Our ”ask” of you … Help lead the way …
    • Three issues that, if addressed, you believe will make it easier for the uninitiated to embrace Maemo?
      • 1?
      • 2?
      • 3?
    • We’ll do it together during the next two days.
    • Status update through
  • 11. Thank you! Q&A