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Symbian applications development

  1. 1. INCARNATE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS PVT LTD ( Redefining Technology ) Symbian Applications Development
  2. 2. Some Contents for Symbian application development :-- 1.What is SYMBIAN ? 2.Symbian application development. 3.BEST Constructive Applications on Symbian Mobile . 4.Best Symbian Applications for Your Symbian Phone . 5.FEATURES OF SYMBIAN OPERATING SYSTEM.
  3. 3.  What is SYMBIAN ? Symbian is a mobile operating system (OS) and computing platform designed forsmartphones and currently maintained by Nokia. The Symbian platform is the successor to Symbian OS and Nokia Series 60; unlike Symbian OS, which needed an additional user interface system, Symbian includes a user interface component based on S60 5th Edition. The latest version, Symbian^3, was officially released in Q4 2010, first used in the Nokia N8 .  Symbian application development :- Some say that Symbian Application Development is not as exciting as iPhone or Blackberry application development. I have prepared a list of my favorite 7 apps available on Symbian to counter this accusation. Many feel that Symbian is losing battle against BlackBerry, iPhone and Android-based smart phones. While Symbian's market share has reduced over time, especially in Asian and European markets where Nokia handsets have dominated the market for years. One of the reasons often given is the advent of smart phones and the app culture that has developed around them.
  4. 4. It has been often said that Symbian application development has not taken off as well as that of its rivals iPhone and BlackBerry, but over 300,000 apps are downloaded every day on Nokia devices, and there are numerous Symbian apps in the market. Below is the list of my favorite 7 Symbian apps. Gravity: This application by Mobile ways allows user to access their Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and other social networking accounts. It also makes the task of uploading photos quicker and easier for most of the popular sites, including Flickr and Twit Pic. It especially good for Twitter users as it has almost all the features you would find on a desktop Twitter app. Best Screen Shot: The names says it all-it does give the best screen shot you can get, and you can also send the screen shots to your friends and your desktop. It lets you save the screenshot as color BMP, JPG and 256 color BMP, and also auto-generates names for the images, making your task easier. Qik: This app is an example of smart Symbian application development. It allows you to broadcast/stream your videos over the internet using your phone camera. It's amazing when you can see the comments of the viewers as your performance continues. Handy Task man: This app will make using your smart phone simpler and will let you manage multiple applications with ease and élan. You can get a bigger view of your app listing after installing Handy Task-man and it makes switching and force closing frozen applications painless. It displays your RAM and available storage options, and does a lot more to make handling your smart phone trouble-free.
  5. 5.  BEST Constructive Applications on Symbian Mobile :- The market share of this operating system shows that it holds a tremendous future in mobile app development. Here are some of the fantastic Symbian apps that are very practicable. Some of the most useful applications are - Shazam application This is an exclusive app, especially, for the music lovers. This allows the users to listen a song somewhere even if they don't know the name of the song or artist. The users can even download their favorite songs very easily without knowing the details of the song. Whenever they listen a sweet but unknown song, they can automatically search all the details of the song online using the Shazam application from their devices. This app will provide to the user all the details and downloads the song with in few seconds. Gravity This app is the only twitter client worth considering for 'power' users. The is featured with supports, drafts, favorites, picture posting, RT, URL shortening, delete tweets, user search, scheduled tweets, basic geolocation etc. It also supports basic Facebook, Google Reader and Statusnet. With so many features, one would think that the app to perform poorly. But, by using practically, one will surely find it to be very quick and have an intuitive UI. Joiku Spot The users can use this to turn their device into a wireless router. The users must have a Wi-Fi enabled Nokia Smartphone to run the application and it will give the users a wireless access point that connects them to the internet via their mobile internet connection. One can download paid as well as the free version of this app.
  6. 6. Instant Messenger (IM) for Symbian phones Instant Messenger has become an essential thing for the Smartphones. The Smartphones are known for their features like - providing connectivity on the social networking platforms. Keeping this thing in the mind Instant Messenger application was developed for Nokia devices, that allows the users to connect with all their social friends through a common platform. The biggest drawback of this is that it doesn't give connectivity to the Facebook, the biggest social networking site. Resco Photo Viewer The default Gallery app by Nokia or Symbian is possibly the worst photo viewing application ever created - on any platforms. There are few gallery apps which are really useful. Resco, which is a Symbian based Photo Viewer is one such application. This app supports a plenty of image formats and also has a built-in image editor to edit the elements like - color, contrast, adjustment etc. The app also navigates quickly and is very simple to use. Quick Office Pro Quick office pro is the Microsoft Office of the Smartphone. This app allows the users to read and edit any Microsoft document directly from their Nokia Smartphone. As Microsoft office is the lifeline of a desktop or laptop, so same is the case with the Quick Office which is the lifeline of Smartphones. With Quick office pro the users can do almost everything with their document which can be done on their laptop. This is a featured one and is available at a price of US$ 2.5 from the Nokia store.
  7. 7.  Best Symbian Applications for Your Symbian Phone:-- Symbian is one of the most reliable and most used operating mobile operating systems. The biggest brand in cell phones, Nokia uses Symbian and so do some of the phones from the Sony Ericsson stable, like the Sony Vivaz. Let us look at the ten best Symbian applications that you should have on your phone: 1. Google Search Client: Compared to the standard Google search from your mobile phone, the Symbian Google Search Client can give faster results and displays search results in an easy to read mobile friendly format. 2. Fring: Download Fring for Symbian as a centralized chat platform where you can integrate famous chat programs like Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo, Skype, ICQ etc. You can also make VOIP calls wherever you can get Wi-Fi network. You can make cheap international calls through Skype at cheap rates 3. Opera Mini browser: Opera Mini browser as we know is the best mobile browser and it can work quite smoothly for your Symbian device. You can also zoom in and out of pages as well, the page loading is faster and there is a download and upload manager also available. You can also save the pages offline to read it later 4. Handy Taskman: Handy Taskman gives you the option to open a taskbar and find out which applications are running at a certain point of time. You can also see how much of CPU energy is being consumed fm each application, and enables you to close every one of them through a single touch click. 5. ShozuL: Trust Shozu as your favorite video uploader for Symbian mobile phones. You can upload videos as pictures to famous websites like YouTube and Flickr. You can also categorize and tag the pictures or videos. Go through the application and find out which websites are supported for uploading. It is a versatile program, you can also surf the
  8. 8. mobile net or do other things with your mobile while the picture or video is being uploaded. 6. Google Maps: Download Google Maps application, as it can be quite useful. You can find information like turn-by -turn direction to a destination that you are seeking; get access to a local business or office. 7. Nokia Sports Tracker: Nokia Sports Tracker helps walkers, athletes, cyclists etc to track their average speed, the total distance they have covered and how much altitude they have covered. You can also show your workout routes to your friends through the Facebook application or through Google Earth. A very good application for anyone who loves outdoor adventures and workouts. 8. SkyFire: SkyFire is second only to Opera Mini browser but what makes SkyFire a very good alternative is that it is particularly good for watching videos online. 9. Active Notes: This note taking application helps can be an extension of your brain, where you can take plain text notes, along with images, video clips, sound clips, business cards and other such devices.
  9. 9.  FEATURES OF SYMBIAN OPERATING SYSTEM:-- Despite the size of its target computers, Symbian OS had many of the features of its larger siblings. Processes and Threads : Symbian OS is a multitasking and multithreaded operating system. Many processes can run concurrently , can communicate with each other, and can utilize multiple threads that run internal to each process. Common File System support : Symbian OS organizes access to system storage using a file system model, just like larger Operating systems. It has a default file system compatible with windows (by default it uses FAT-32 file system). It supports other file system implementations through a plug-in style interface. It supports several different file systems , like FAT 16 & FAT 32, NTFS etc. Networking : Symbian OS supports TCP/IP networking as well as several other communication interfaces such as serial , infrared and Bluetooth. Memory Management : Although Symbian OS does not use (or have the facilities for ) mapped virtual memory , it organizes memory access in pages and allows for the replacement of the pages, that is , bringing pages in, but not swapping them out.
  10. 10. Thank you for your Time! Any Questions?