Dev tip: Ease Maemo 5 Development with Updated SDK
Friday, 11 December 2009 10:15
Written by Apocalypso.
Those interested in developing widgets and applications for the world's most powerful smartphone, would like to know that Forum Nokia has released the first update of the Maemo™ 5 SDK was recently released. This Forum Nokia update reflects the software delivered in the retail version of the Nokia N900 mobile computer.
In addition, a GUI installer has been added to simplify the SDK and scratchbox installation, making it easier to create a development environment. The SDK contains the headers, libraries, and tools required to write Maemo 5 applications.
Also, Qt developers can enter the Forum Nokia Qt Mobility Contest by creating and submitting a working code example that utilizes Qt and the that are being developed in the Mobility Project. To get more information about these new Qt APIs that are being developed in the Mobility Project, download a Technology Preview package.
The code can be either a traditional end-user function application or something that is useful for developers, such as a new framework or implementation using one of the new Qt APIs. The grand prize is a trip to Nokia 2010 Developer Summit in San Francisco, and there are other prizes, too. All entries must be submitted by 30 December.
If you are interesting in just, check the Maemo development landing page in Forum Nokia for the SDK download, the release notes and other technical details. After all it will cost you nothing so it is highly suggestible to get and run the latest Maemo OS version and test some applications and games under PC emulation.
Also don’t forget the Maemo 5 UI Guidelines published recently, specially the Hildon 2.2 UI Style Guide, the Maemo 5 Desktop Widget UI Guidelines and the document about Redesigning from Maemo 4 to Maemo 5.
You can check the maemo.org Development section for an exhaustive list of Maemo 5 developer resources including the community supported runtimes.