Symbian 3 to Windows Phone, New Developer Blog and Nokia Connects

A few things to mention that I thought I’d just round up.

QtGui.QGridLayout -> System.Windows.Controls.Grid

First off, Symbian has been added to the Windows Phone Interoperability API to help developers with porting their Symbian apps to Windows Phone. What you get is a list of Qt API libraries and classes and selecting each class shows you the name, namespace and properties for the equivalent class to use in C#. So, for example, if you use the QML ProgressBar, you should use System.Windows.Controls.ProgressBar in your windows phone app. More interestingly, if you use a TabBarLayout, this corresponds to Microsoft.Phone.Controls.Pivot, and Flickable goes to a ScrollViewer. You will find most QtSensors classes equivalent in Microsoft.Device.Sensors. You get the idea.

The Windows Phone Interoperability API is right here and the original Nokia Conversations article about this can be found here.

N9 Developer

Nokia Developer has a new blog for the N9 which is nice. The N9 Developer blog can be found here and will be a multi author blog, unsprisingly, directed at people developing apps for the N9 and will highlight tools, and device features and best practices for making quality apps.

GoodBye WomWorld, Hello Nokia Connects

Lastly, WomWorld/Nokia is no longer going to be featuring Nokia news from across the web and a goodbye post was added yesterday. This would be sad news, and I am thankful for the device trials and the experience of Nokia unfenced that they gave me, not to mention including a few of my posts on their site. However, Nokia Connects is here instead, with a nice new website to go with the new name. It’s great to see the work these folks do is going to continue and grow, and I hope Nokia Connects is a big success.


About bluechrism

I am a software developer with most professional experience in the Windows .Net realm and I'm currently a WPF developer with Starkey Labs. However, I have wanted for some time to start the mobile developer journey properly and being an N900 owner, this was to be in the realm of QT. Job hunting, moving to Minnesota and changing jobs put my plans on hold 6-12 months but things are starting to settle now, just as I'm getting sorted to start some things, Microsoft and Nokia merge. This blog is about my novice mobile development experiences and hopefully will end up complete with links to download some apps on various platforms, but obviously by the name, Sybian, Maemo/Meego and Windows Mobile. In other stuff, I am English, I support Everton FC, I have visited Glastonbury music festival 5 times and recommend it to anyone. I am married and my wife and i have a dog called Friday.
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2 Responses to Symbian 3 to Windows Phone, New Developer Blog and Nokia Connects

  1. waqas says:

    Nokia Developer has a new blog for the N9 which is nice. The N9 Developer blog is having interesting tools which can be very helpful for the users.

  2. This nokia N9 has a great features thanks for the info.

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