I want to wish all of the Forum Nokia Community members, Happy Holidays!!With the end of the year quickly approaching I wish to take a moment and reflect on the amazing changes that have occurred in the past year. This has been quite a year here in the developers community, with a lot going on. Forum Nokia Wiki continues to grow at an amazing pace with excellent new articles daily. The knowledge base continues to grow and is a valuable asset to the community.
New Technologies such as Qt and Web Runtime are being handled on Forum Nokia while Symbian OS and other technologies going to Symbian Foundation for support. We are not dropping support for Symbian simply moving the OS support to Symbian Foundation while Forum Nokia will be supporting the language as a platform and where it applies to Nokia specific devices. This is the same manner as we’ve treated Java ME and Adobe Flash Lite and it allows the developer to get the best advice without jumping here and there for the same answer.
Ovi store opened this year with some birthing problems that are being sorted out. Considering the magnitude of the offerings by Nokia it is quite an achievement and has taken a lot of hard work by everyone and patience by the developers. Changes are being made continuously and I have no doubt it will be the best mobile app store for both developers and consumers.
Nokia had its first Developer Convention this year. It was a slow small event but it is a key event and is very important to Nokia and Nokia developers. I look forward to the next event this year in San Francisco. At no time that I have been with Nokia has developers been such a key concern of Nokia. However, this is not a reaction to anything, but this is an ongoing building of Forum Nokia with it adding resources such as the Discussion boards, then blogs and a Wiki and next year a Nokia Projects site. Multimedia streaming will be coming to Nokia in 2010 and I’m sure a few other tricks will be coming our way.
So what can I do to help you be more effective in creating applications for Nokia devices? Let me know what you need and if I can’t do it I can pass it on to those that can.