Nokia Premium Developer Program for Asha – A Great Opportunity

 Hi,

 Here comes a great opportunity for developers: If you are having only two qualifying mobile applications published in any of the official store(e.g., Nokia Store, Windows Phone Store, Google Play, BlackBerry World, Apple App Store), then you can be a part of the Nokia Premium Developer Program for Asha.  This program has number of benefits including a free Nokia Asha 310 device, $500 (USD) in Nokia Ad Exchange (NAX) credits for use in creating external ad campaigns, free tech support tickets etc. I must say it’s a great opportunity for mobile application developers because you can target 675 million (and increasing) phones by targeting Nokia Asha platform.

Asha Premium Program Shipment

After reading about this opportunity, I instantly sent my registration request which get approved in 24 hours and I received the Nokia Asha 310 device in a week. The Nokia Asha platform provides a great UX and one can develop applications for Asha phones using Nokia Java SDK or Nokia Web Tools.

BloxRun MoSync

I am always interested in trying new development tools especially the cross-platform ones. That’s why, I chose to play with MoSync SDK which is a free, open-source & cross-platform development tool with a support for Nokia Asha (JavaME) phones. It provides a rich cross-platform IDE with a C/C++ foundation and provides a large number of APIs that can help developers in building cross-platform applications easily. I gave it a go and found that JavaME applications developed using MoSync worked really well on Nokia Asha phones.

Blox Run- Gamplay

‘Blox Run’ is the game which I ported from Nokia Anna/Belle phone to Nokia Asha (JavaME) platform using MoSync. This game has a pretty simple game engine implementation which took me only two days to port it to MoSync. For graphics part, I use to create vector graphics using Adobe Flash or Adobe Illustrator which can be easily ported to lower or higher resolution phones by simply resizing them. That’s why, it took me only few hours to regenerate all the graphics for Asha phones having resolution of 240×400. Just add one more day to it for testing & optimization, so, in total four days my porting process was completed. If you want to try out the game, it is published in the Nokia Store.

At the end, I also like to mention that I told one of my fellow ‘Murtaza Ashraf’ (a Founder and CEO of Ioptime) about this program and now, he is having his own Nokia Asha phone (sent by this program). Moreover, I actually get impressed by the UX and performance of Asha Phones and that’s why, I decided to do more experiments soon. Stay Tuned!

Best Regards,

Sajid Ali Anjum

Nokia Premium Developer Program is a Great Deal for Windows Phone developers

I just like to share this good news with those who didn’t hear about it. Here are the details :

Nokia Premium Developer Program

Nokia wants to help you get a good start with Windows Phone development, and we’ve put together a package to do just that – the Nokia Premium Developer Program. For just $99 (USD), you’ll be eligible for up to $1500 (USD) worth of benefits and services to enhance your Windows Phone development experience.

Windows Phone Dev Center
One year of Windows Phone Developer Center membership. A $99 (USD) retail value.

Telerik RadControls
A free license for Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone. A $99 (USD) retail value.

Buddy.com Cloud APIs
Up to 12 months’ worth of access to up to 1 million API calls per month with Buddy’s cloud APIs during your membership. Up to a $1200 (USD) retail value.

Tech Support
2 Nokia Tech Support tickets. A $198 (USD) value.

Source : https://www.developer.nokia.com/Developer_Programs/Premium_program.xhtml

I registered myself for this program, today and hopefully, one of my Windows Phone application is hitting the Windows Phone marketplace before the end of this year.

Best Regards,

Sajid Ali Anjum

Nokia Developer Champion of the Month ( August 2012 )

I have been selected for Nokia Developer Champion for the month of August, 2012. Nokia is always a great source of motivation for me.

An article written by Nokia Developer Team which is now featured on Nokia Developer Champion’s page for a month, is linked below :
http://www.developer.nokia.com/Blogs/News/blog/2012/08/01/champion-of-the-month-sajid-ali-anjum/

Nokia Developer is not working anymore after Microsoft’s acquisition.

Alternative link:

http://thedeveloperlab.com/news/nokia/champion-of-the-month-sajid-ali-anjum/

Thanks to Nokia Developer Team . 🙂

Best Regards,
Sajid Ali Anjum

“Tangle Craze” hits the Nokia Store for Nokia Symbian^3 and S40 phones.

We just released a new fun title of ours “Tangle Craze”. It is powered by Qt and thus, runs very smooth on Symbian^3 (Anna/Belle) devices 😉  and JavaME version is also available for Nokia S40 phone.

Description :

Tangle Craze, is an entertaining and addictive arcade-puzzle game.

Objective :
You have to take the glowing ball to the end of each level by overcoming a series of obstacles. You need to apply your control skills to beat this game.

It features :
* 15 levels of entertainment
* Intuitive gameplay
* Cute Graphics
* Smooth Animations
* Sound Effects
* Much more fun..

Screenshots : 

Compatibility :

–  All Nokia Symbian^3 (Anna/Belle) phones
–  Nokia S40 Touch Screen phones.

Download : 

http://store.ovi.com/content/300420  (Symbian^3 version, powered by Qt)

http://store.ovi.com/content/296525 (S40 version, powered by JavaME )

Best Regards,

Sajid Ali Anjum

Sniper Action : Level 4 & Level 8 Solution

Hi,

I just got number of emails asking the solution of level 4 and level 8, thus, i decided to share the solution of these levels on this blog :

Sniper Action : Level 4 Solution 

In Level 4, one have to shot at the bottom of the pole and the pole comes down.

Sniper Action : Level 8 Solution

In Level 8, one have to shoot two bullets at the location shown in the image below.

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Best Regards,

Sajid Ali Anjum

Progress Of Previous Month (September)

Last month of mine was busy in studying for my 6th term exams, helping others on Forum Nokia Discussion Board , Helping Via Emails & PMs and Yes! working on my 3 projects (1 is a paid project for a company and 2 are under-development for our end-users). Instead of these activities , few of the news are worth sharing :

1- Got one-year membership of Forum Nokia Launchpad.

2- Selected as DZone’s Most Valuable Blogger .

3- Collaborated with inneractive and releasing one of my title “Brain Bash” for free in the upcoming days (May be tommorow 😉 ).

 

Coming Soon On OVI Store

 

4- Currently, working on a motion sensor game for S60 3rd & 5th edition phones but don’t know when it gets complete. However, One of a good news (for my facebook fans only) is that they may get a copy for free, once i manage to finish & release it. 😉 So, stay tuned at our FB Page.

Best Regards,

Sajid Ali Anjum

I got my Forum Nokia Champion and Poster Of The Month Gift (shipment):)

Just three days back, i got my shipment from Forum Nokia in about 2 weeks including N97 mini (Poster of the month award) , N900 & Forum Nokia Champion Diploma . I really like the way Forum Nokia appreciates developer effort by giving them awards. I must say that Forum Nokia Champion one-year membership program is just an outstanding opportunity for a developer  Love Forum Nokia and Thanks Alot .

BTW, at the time of receiving this shipment , i got memories of my older brother (Hamid Ali Anjum) who is working in Saudi Arabia right now.He is the first person who introduces me to Nokia phones and gifted me  Nokia 3650, N-gage Qd, Nokia 6630 , Nokia e50 & Nokia 5800 XM in last 4 years and yeah! he also gifted me the laptop i m using right now. Thanks alot Big Bro 🙂

Best Regards,

Sajid Ali Anjum

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