New application: Enhanced Calculator for S60Tue, 2008-08-19 14:49
Hello and welcome to Enhanced Calculator for S60! My name is Jarmo Lahtinen, and I work in S60 Java organization with a wide range of Mobile Java related projects.
Have you noticed that even in the latest S60 devices the calculator application is very simple and limited in features? And have you noticed that in Series 40 devices there is a much better calculator application? The calculator in Series 40 devices is a Java application, and we started to think here about replacing the current S60 native calculator with this one. So, I took the source codes of the original Series 40 application and updated it a little bit. The end result is here, Java calculator application for S60 devices!
The original application was made for certain devices with certain screen sizes. So, I have made changes mainly to the UI of the application. Currently there are some limitations in using this application. It runs properly only in devices with QVGA screen (240x320 or 320x240 pixels), in other cases you should get an error message and the application will be closed. I have tested this in several S60 3rd Edition, 3rd Edition FP1 and 3rd Edition FP2 devices, those with QVGA screen should be ok for this application. However, if you have any problems with the application, post your comments here!
Chief Engineer, Java Applications
Editor's note: yes, this is the app promoted by Nokia Conversations two months ago, when it was still in Nokia internal testing phase, in our sister initiative Alpha labs. As Jarmo explained above, this is not (yet) an official R&D project with clear commercialization plans. But personally, I believe we should seriously consider replacing the standard S60 calculator app with this Series 40 calculator. What do you think about it yourself? -Tommi