Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Feb 2009 13:07 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This series of articles (3) shows how to build a global positioning system (GPS)-aware application using the Linux-based Nokia N810 Internet Tablet and its built-in GPS receiver. You will find that developing for the Nokia N810 is a real joy. The developer tools and community forums provide a wealth of resources to get the job done, as well as these articles.
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by PowerMacX on Tue 24th Feb 2009 16:33 UTC
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"You will find that developing for the Nokia N810 is a real joy."


Define "joy" ;-)

When I read things like this, I don't think "joy" (second article):

Determining how you'll create the UI is another one of those design decisions that you must make up front. It's common for PyGTK-based applications to use a code-based approach for building the UI: This process essentially consists of creating all the UI features through Python code.

One of the more visually appealing UI libraries comes from the Enlightenment Project [...] The downside to using EFL is the amount of effort required to build even a simple application. While there is a Python-EFL wrapper, you still have to generate quite a bit of code and images to get your program to work.


Yes, I know, the articles aren't really about GUIs, but on a small device being able to quickly prototype and test user interface designs is a big factor. I would have liked to see the author comment a bit about alternatives for a wysiwyg approach.

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