Nokia have been running a competition for developers to create cool apps or wiki contributions using QtQuick. It launched 6 weeks ago, which means it launched before i even started this blog and when I heard about it I assumed there was a bit more time than there was. On Thursday I realized that the competition would end today (Sunday) and UK time no less, so although the day hasn’t ended, the competition did some 5 hours ago.
So I had 2 ideas: One would be paging, as seen when switching desktops in Symbian/Maemo/Android as well as many a Photo browser , and the other would be to create a replica of a Windows Phone 7 Hub. The later could perhaps make use of the technique i come up with for the former.
Well, I did get 2 entries in. One a well formed Wiki on paging through a dynamic list using a ListView and the second a kind of “this is what I got” of a wiki for Hubs. I basically ran out of time which is a shame because had i been able to create a control and write how to use it, or create an app to demo a working Hub it would have been way more impressive.
However, as I speak, a paging wiki is the top wiki of the week, but it’s not mine sadly. Thankfully it does use a very different technique to mine, but I also had to acknowledge in mine that I saw how to do some of what I did in a example document in the QtQuick API. That aside, I think my paging wiki was a decent contribution.
So in short, i don’t think I’m going to win a phone. I did learn a lot though and what I will do is update both wiki’s and create a C++ backed paging project and ultimately, a Windows Hub control of some sort. Here’s my sneak preview of the Hub wiki:
I also want to give a quick mention to Ananth who gave me the Windows Phone Hub idea.