Tag Archives: mobdev

IBM devworks Mobile Technology

IBM devworks Mobile Technology Preview


IBM recognizes that mobile has created a new wave of IT innovation and as part of the IBM Mobile Technology Preview, we are working with our customers and partners to provide early access to mobile capabilities and technologies.

The IBM Mobile Technology Preview helps foster innovation and explores the capabilities that are
needed to build mobile applications that extend and integrate into the enterprise.

Initial intentions are to focus efforts on open standards, such as HTML 5, JavaScript and CSS3, and to provide unifying technologies to help manage heterogeneous mobile ecosystems with connectivity, scalability, manageability, and native, web or hybrid application development.

The technology preview provides sample code and documentation that demonstrate capabilities such as notification and the ability to build hybrid applications.


android dev on oracle linux

android dev on oracle linux (or centos linux or red hat enterprise linux)

download sdk

$ wget androidsdk

update sdk

$ android/android

connect phone(s)

lsusb to get usb vendor id(s)

$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 18d1:4e12 Google Inc. Nexus One (debug)

add vendor id udev config files
# vi /etc/udev/rules.d/58-android.rules
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="18d1", MODE="0666", GROUP="plugdev"	# goog htc
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="04e8", MODE="0666", GROUP="plugdev"	# samsung

disconnect and reconnect phone(s)

since (unlike ubuntu) you can’t restart the udev service on oracle linux just unplug and repluig your phone(s)

list phones

$ android-sdk-linux_x86/platform-tools/adb devices
List of devices attached
HT019P807786	device

run ddms

$ android-sdk-linux_x86/tools/ddms
(DDMS:12931): Gtk-WARNING **: gtk_widget_size_allocate(): 
attempt to allocate widget with width -5 and height 17
(DDMS:12931): Gtk-WARNING **: gtk_widget_size_allocate(): 
attempt to allocate widget with width -5 and height 17

android and nokia qt

android, python, nokia and qt – maybe it is time to look at QT again ?

motodev android eclipse ide

the motorola motodev eclipse ide for android allows you to run the android emulator inside an eclipse tab which you can drag outside the eclipse window if you prefer

i’ve also just discovered that it gives you a couple of extra buttons that let you ZOOM in and out and SWITCH LAYOUT which swaps between portrait or landscape screen orientations !

android motodev

android motodev

android motodev

android motodev

see also

Android Java MotoDev Widget Workshop

Android Oracle Java Motorola MotoDev App and Widget Workshop



NOKIA QT mobdev challenge

Only 2 days left 2 enter the $10M NOKIA QT mobile developer challenge to create the best native apps using the NOKIA Qt SDK and premium 3D hardware accelerated games using OpenGL ES 2.0 for the Nokia N8:

  • STEP 1: Register as an Ovi Publisher at http://publish.ovi.com
  • STEP 2: Complete and submit the Contest Registration Form
  • STEP 3: Develop your app for the N8
  • STEP 4: submit your app before 31st March 2011

samsung android galaxy workshop

a big thanks to kevin, krisha, samsung mobile and three mobile for yesterdays samsung android galaxy workshop where they gave demos of and let us play with a variety of galaxy mobiles and tablets !

we heard about

  • using camera while writing SMS’s


  • samsung readers hub (aldiko and kobo based)
  • samsung social hub (bmn & smn)
  • samsung movie and video hub


  • samsung allshare multi-media over wi-fi
  • samsung google docs integration
  • samsung swype keyboard

and the galaxy s camera features

  • smile detector
  • 360 panorama auto stitcher

and even some tips on using the samsung galaxy portal gt-i5700 like

  • using the latest kies phone suite and usb driver
  • and you can add the power control widget

three store "high street kensington"

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