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Open Source And Ux
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Open Source And Ux
Open Source And Ux
Open Source And Ux
Open Source And Ux
Open Source And Ux
Open Source And Ux
Open Source And Ux
Open Source And Ux
Open Source And Ux
Open Source And Ux
Open Source And Ux
Open Source And Ux
Open Source And Ux
Open Source And Ux
Open Source And Ux
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Open Source And Ux

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A presentation about the Symbian Foundation's approach to open source for its mobile operating system user interface.

A presentation about the Symbian Foundation's approach to open source for its mobile operating system user interface.

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  • 1. Open Source and the User Experience Scott Weiss UI Technology Manager 26 September 2009
  • 2. Contents: 50 minutes of fun!   What open source is all about (Contributions!)   Having a Vision   The way Symbian Foundation’s UI efforts are organised   Engaging the community   Symbian’s Contributions Process   Open Discussion Copyright © 2009 Symbian Foundation.
  • 3. Symbian UI Vision The Symbian community develops a scalable, flexible, and attractive UI framework in order to create innovative, enjoyable, and intuitive personal mobile user experiences. We achieve excellence through collaboration and continuous evolution. Copyright © 2009 Symbian Foundation. 3
  • 4. Symbian Foundation The foundation unifies Symbian OS, S60, UIQ and MOAP(S) The intent to form the Symbian software, creating an Foundation was announced on unparalleled open software June 24, 2008 drawing strong platform for converged mobile industry support and more devices, and enabling accelerated endorsing organizations have innovation across the whole been subsequently announced. mobile ecosystem. The foundation began operating during the first half of 2009. Foundation membership is open to all organizations. Copyright © 2009 Symbian Foundation. 4
  • 5. Vision of an independent open platform Application developers will be able to target the Compatible broadest range of devices across global markets, using rapid and easy web programming tools. The richest mobile platform, helping vendors to Compelling deliver the next era of mobile computing devices. From hardware adaptation up to user interface and apps Complete - all the software you need to build a leading-edge mobile device to ship in any market. & Royalty-free Uniquely: built by the community, for the community. 5
  • 6. The richest mobile OS Web, email, •  Web runtime for easy productivity and creation of web apps Apps Productivity Multimedia Comms PIM apps, along •  Webkit browser apps apps apps with new flexible & User Interface multi-modal UI •  Messaging & comms Device •  Dozens of carrier- UI Web apps Location apps management apps framework compliant apps Rich middleware •  Location / GPS support including location, •  Intelligent bearer-mobility Multimedia Location Comms MW Runtimes MW multimedia and •  Remote management Middleware MW seamless multi- •  Leading audio / video Security Device Web MW UI MW bearer comms capture & playback MW Mgmt framework •  SMP EKA2 real-time •  Platform security microkernel with •  High performance graphics OS Security Data Telephony Multimedia unparalleled OS Services Graphics comms power efficiency •  SQLite integration and security •  Full multi-tasking & multi- threading Proven in over ¼ billion smart devices, so far… 6
  • 7. The Symbian Foundation Platform Plan Open for contribution 2009 2010 2011 * Proposal under review S^2 S^4 Symbian^2 Symbian^4 • UI Makeover Step 1: WRT offers web design on mobile • Makeover Complete: Direct UI, a fresh new user experience • Personal: Customisable home screen supporting embedded widgets and other personal content • Qt: Powerful and easy to use, becomes the standard runtime • Location-smart: Ability for apps to take action in response to the user’s changing location • Majority of SHAI* in place, easing HW adaptation Symbian^5 Symbian^4 Symbian^2 Symbian^3 S^3 Symbian^3 • UI Makeover Step 2: Graphics support for advanced layering and effects • Simplifying internet access: Adaptive WLAN background scanning, energy efficient • HiFi Audio + Video: Full HDMI support with HDCP • Faster network: pushing the architecture to enable “fixed internet” performance, ideal for streaming high definition content and VoIP calls. Also available: August • SDK based on Forum Nokia SDK 5th Edition, compatible with Symbian OS v9.x and S60 5th Edition 2009
  • 8. Symbian Foundation Platform Plan Open for contribution 2009 2010 2011 Milestone dates to be confirmed by Release Council Functionally Hardened Complete Symbian^2 Functionally Hardened Complete Symbian^3 Functionally Hardened Complete Symbian^4 8
  • 9. Symbian^2 2009 2010 2011 Functionally Hardened Complete Symbian^2 PDK builds available starting here Highlights include…   UI Makeover Step 1: Web Runtime offers web design on mobile   Personal: All-new home screen supporting user customization, embedded widgets and internet content   Adaptable: Support for multiple form factors and input methods (touch, non-touch, flexible aspect ratios and resolutions)   Dynamic: Location based event framework that allows apps to take action in response to the user’s changing location 9
  • 10. Symbian^3 2009 2010 2011 Functionally Hardened Complete Symbian^3 PDK builds available starting here Highlights include…   UI makeover step 2: Graphics support for advanced layering and effects (eg semi-transparent content layered over video, complex animated transitions between apps)   Sounding clear: A new high performance networking architecture enabling broadband speeds, ideal for streaming high definition video and high quality VoIP calls   Movie time: Support for files >2GB in size, enough for full length HD movies; Full HDMI support with HDCP   Simplifying internet access: Adaptive WLAN background scanning, energy efficient 10
  • 11. Symbian^4 2009 2010 2011 * Proposal under review Functionally Hardened Complete Symbian^4 PDK builds available starting here Highlights include…   UI makeover complete: Direct UI – a complete refresh of the touch UI   Great new app development environment: Qt integrated as the primary runtime   SHAI*: The majority of the Symbian Hardware Abstraction Interface now in place, making hardware adaptation easier than ever before 11
  • 12. Engaging the Community   Developer site   Wiki   Blogs   blog.symbian.org   Symbian UI Brainstorm   Discussion Boards   UI Suggestions   Ideas site Copyright © 2009 Symbian Foundation. 12
  • 13. http://developer.symbian.org Copyright © 2009 Symbian Foundation. 13
  • 14. http://developer.symbian.org/wiki/index.php/User_Interface Copyright © 2009 Symbian Foundation. 14
  • 15. http://symbianuibrainstorm.wordpress.com Copyright © 2009 Symbian Foundation. 15
  • 16. http://blog.symbian.org Copyright © 2009 Symbian Foundation. 16
  • 17. http://developer.symbian.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2350 Copyright © 2009 Symbian Foundation. 17
  • 18. http://ideas.symbian.org Copyright © 2009 Symbian Foundation. 18
  • 19. Contributions Process Copyright © 2009 Symbian Foundation. 19
  • 20. Symbian’s First UI Contributions Major Contribution Proposal: Characters Single Tap in Dialer Copyright © 2009 Symbian Foundation. 20
  • 21. Open Discussion Copyright © 2009 Symbian Foundation. 21
  • 22. Thank you! And please register for SEE. It’s Free! Copyright © 2009 Symbian Foundation. 22

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