The default calendar widget for the Nokia N97 homescreen is a very poor solution considering the real estate available. Although it displays your next event or meeting, it only supports one notification and defeats the object of having a widget, as you have to open the calendar application regularly to view your upcoming events. Well, thanks to Michael Prager’s ComingNext, it is now possible to display 4 notifications in a single widget. ComingNext is a calendar homescreen widget for the Nokia N97 that sports a dual panel mode, where each panel can display up to 4 upcoming events. The widget can be customized to your needs easily and pulls out details from you default calendar to display directly on your homescreen.
The best part of ComingNext though is the vast amount of user-changeable settings available. Not only can you control the various colors and labels, but you can also change which calendar application the widget launches! This means if you use a more powerful calendar application, like SBSH Calendar or Handy Calendar, you can program ComingNext to launch that, rather than the default built-in calendar application.
You can download ComingNext from our S60 5th Edition Applications page. The zip file includes 2 copies of the widget, so that you can have up to 8 upcoming entries in total.
An Introduction To Qt Development Frameworks
In June 2008 Nokia acquired Trolltech ASA to enable the acceleration of their cross-platform software strategy for mobile devices and desktop applications, and to develop its Internet services business. On September 29, 2008 Nokia renamed Trolltech to Qt Development Frameworks. Qt is a cross-platform application and UI framework used by hundreds of thousands of developers worldwide looking to create amazing user experiences on a wide range of platforms. Have a look at this short video clip after the break and find out how Qt will shape the future of application and UI development.
Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and netbooks represent a simple way to connect to everyday Web applications/services and give an amazing computing experience on-the-go. Netbook and MID OEMs need to be able to customize their user experience by adding unique features and applications that function optimally with minimal processing power.
The Qt Advantage
Qt allows for cross-platform development making it attractive for MID and netbooks manufacturers who need to offer unrivaled features and applications. In addition to offering a toolkit which eases application development, Qt SDK allows OEMs to develop their own SDKs for 3rd party development. Qt makes it possible to reuse device UI and application code across device types shortening time-to-market.
In the wake of Cloud Computing, the Qt WebKit Integration lets developers mix native and Web UI development making it an advantage for low-power CPUs. MIDs and netbooks can be based on any selected Qt powered Linux Distro and have a customized UI layer and/or launcher for differentiation. For more information on Qt for Nokia check out http://qt.nokia.com/.
We Welcome You Back | 2010 by PiZero
Hope you all had a nice break and got plenty of goodies to keep you entertained over Christmas. The Nokia Review is back and ready for an exciting new year where we have plenty of surprises in store for all our readers. We plan to expand our Application section regularly, so make sure you bookmark us in order to keep up to date with all the latest Symbian and Maemo Applications for your Nokia handset. And what better way to kick off the new year with than this cracking new theme by PiZero.
2010 by PiZero is compatible with all Symbian S60 3rd Edition and 5th Edition phones. There is a Lite version included with default icons and there is one with TehkSeven icons. The theme fits both portrait and landscape modes perfectly and has a great fresh look for the new year. You can download 2010 by PiZero for S60 3rd Edition here and S60 5th Edition here.