With a membership in the Nokia Premium Developer Program, you’re provided a free license to the entire suite of Telerik RadControls. These controls are designed to decrease the development time for your Nokia Lumia apps and to help increase their ratings in the Windows Phone Store. Over 40 custom are included and they are already used by a number of publishers with top-selling apps. The controls offers a wide range of capabilities to complement the stock UI toolbox, such as powerful animations, data visualisation, and design templates.
In this Lumia App Lab Michael Crump, an evangelist with Telerik, gives you a brief overview of RadControls for Windows Phone, including interaction controls for animations, charting, and trial reminders; productivity controls, including diagnostics; and design controls, including Windows Phone Design Language templates and hub tile controls. Then Michale illustrates how to use the control and development techniques in coding demonstrations.
Our UI expert Jan Krebber reviews two apps submitted by Nokia Developer members: Know your phone by Mustafa Mansour Hassanien and Package Tracker by Shai Ifrach of Futuresoft. Jan shares the app reviews and provides details on how the UX of these applications might be improved, as well as providing general guidance that will help with the design of any app.
In addition, Jan takes a quick look into where to place ads in an app, based on a request from last month’s UI Clinic.
This webinar is a guide to the new features in Nokia Xpress Web App Builder 1.0. Swapnil Johnson, from Nokia’s Xpress Browser product-management team, shows you the new, integrated click-to-publish support for users with Nokia Store publisher accounts; a more intuitive interface, where changes are reflected in the simulator as you update your code; and more content modules for drag-and-drop additions to your Series 40 web apps.
Learn how to use the location-related capabilities of Nokia Lumia hardware, Windows Phone Location APIs, and the HERE location platform, including HERE Maps, HERE Drive, and HERE Transit. Starting with the basics — retrieving location information from the phone and registering for background location notifications — this webinar then looks at the map-related services APIs available for your Windows Phone apps for Nokia Lumia smartphones, including APIs for map rendering, geocoding, and routing controls.
A downloadable copy of the slides from the session can be found here.
In this webinar Swapnil Johnson, from Nokia’s Xpress Browser product-management team, puts the spotlight on the Nokia Web Tools 2.3 update. He demonstrations the Nokia Web App Designer, which provides visual assistance, drag-and-drop UI components, and source code highlights when creating Series 40 web apps. He also shows you how to use the new content-based templates to jump-start development of popular application patterns such as shopping and video browsing.
In this webinar Ville Vainio, Chief Engineer at Nokia, provides a coding demonstration of two apps. The first example illustrates how to use the Geolocation API to determine the current location of your user. The second shows how to access a REST service from your web app, giving your app access to powerful APIs delivered as web services.
This webinar provides pointers you can use to undertake UX checks on your Series 40 full-touch apps, even if you have no formal experience in UX design. UX expert Jan Krebber reviews a checklist of the worst UX mistakes that he and colleagues found in real-world testing of apps. He points out the commonly made mistakes and provides specific solutions to these problems.
As usual for Nokia Developer UX webinars, it features exercises and has received follow-up treatment in a Nokia Developer Wiki article.
This webinar is for developers who want to use maps in their applications and extend the user interaction beyond basic pan and zoom functionality. You can extend the user’s interaction with a map canvas, beyond basic panning and zooming, by using the Maps API for Java ME to create custom map components.
This webinar is for you if you’re looking to use maps in your applications and extend the UI in an intuitive manner to do what you want it to do. The Maps API for Java ME includes a framework through which your custom component can respond to standard mapCanvas events.
In this recording, Jason Fox of Nokia’s Location and Commerce team in Berlin describes a series of intermediate and advanced situations where custom map components provide solutions to problems. He also shares a checklist of considerations for designing map components to be responsive to your users.
This webinar presents advanced examples of how to use sensors embedded in Nokia Asha phones in your Java™ ME apps and games. It covers the structure and use of the Mobile Sensor API (JSR-256). Conducted by Attila Csipa, technology wizard at Nokia in Tampere, Finland, the session provides a short overview that is followed by plenty of examples and coding demos. He also share best practices and user-experience recommendations based on the most common use cases.
We suggest you review the video from Attila’s introductory session (http://youtu.be/8UzM4zCpbo4) before watching this advanced webinar. You’ll get a lot out of the webinar even if you haven’t reviewed the earlier material, but you’ll learn more if you’ve done so.
In this Ask the Expert session on the performance for Java apps on Series 40 phones, Michael Samarin of Futurice provides an overview to the key issues that should be considered when designing Series 40 Java apps for optimum performance.
Michael covers issues such as selecting the technology for your GUI, memory considerations, obfuscation, objects, variable, and caching among others. After that Michael answers attendees’ questions on various subjects.