Mike Arvela, Lead Developer at Futurice, provides a guide to the Nokia SDK 2.0 for Java. Arvela discusses the new APIs delivered in the SDK, such as those providing multipoint-touch support.
Then he looks at the new and updated features of the emulator, such as support for Nokia Maps in the route editor and the sensor simulator. This video will provide you with a good overview of what is new and what to expect when you start work with the SDK.
Brushes in Windows Phone by pavan.pareta
This article shows how to use the Silverlight Brush API in Windows Phone 7 using XAML. The Brush classes allow you to paint an area of the screen, to set the background color or image, and also to access the device camera using the video brush.
In this example, the author has used separate panoramic pages to achieve functionality on different drawing objects such as (Rectangle, Circle, Polygon, Text and Page Background).
Read the article for more information.
Another project that has been on the back burner for a while is the new NumptyPhysics port to Harmattan (“new” because Aapo has ported it once before). One of the most important bug fixes (avoiding the multi-touch drawing error) has been committed a month ago, and
So, this weekend, Numpty Physics 0.3.3 has been released. This version includes some basic Harmattan integration work (single-instance, swipe lock integration, pause-in-background, squircle-style icon by , …) that will – hopefully – allow the application to also go into Nokia Store as free app (as Apps For MeeGo is still down).
NumptyPhysics is available as download on Github, or you can wait until it gets approved by Nokia Store QA and install it via the client. It’s yet another project that used the shared “harmattan” organization on Github: https://github.com/harmattan/numptyphysics – feel free to improve the code and send pull requests Also, please report any integration issues or minor things that could be improved for Harmattan integration on the bug tracker.