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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Nokia Energy Profiler.


Nokia has published a new tool for developers, Nokia Energy Profiler to know and quantify the power consumption of their applications. Presently it is compatible(read working) with S60 3rd FP1 devices only. This specialized tool would be helpful mainly in knowing if a particular approach is more/less power consuming. Also mostly if the Power and […]

What is this __DECLARE_NAME ?


Time for some history lesson now. I had seen this __DECLARE_NAME empty macro in many sample sources on Symbian SDK examples as well as on Forum Nokia and was intrigued by it.I always wondered why was it used and why is it still in the SDK example sources. And on top of it scores of […]

SymbianGeek needs your feedback.


As you all have noticed I have been blogging more frequently and also trying to improve on the quality of the blog. But all this work without direction can end being just a collection of mumbo – jumbo.So from all you geeks out there, SymbianGeek needs your valuable feedback to know if the blog is […]

Beta Impressions : Series 60 3rd edition Feature Pack 2(FP2) SDK Beta


Nokia had some time back released the Series 60 3rd edition FP2 SDK,which is built on top of Symbian OS v9.3.I got some time this weekend to check it out. The SDK now takes a cool 1.04GB on the disk(just for the record,Series 60 v1.2 took 353MB,we have come a far way from then on). […]

Good news and bad news..


As you all must have noticed what the good news is, yes, it’s about the new blog template. I changed to this one as wanted to make the blog a bit more organized and nicely arranged.Also have added an awesome new widget which highlights code really neat.Just check it out at work here. Any feedback […]

Go away touch,mobile gestures are here…


Today I came across a post on the Forum Nokia blogs,demonstrating the mobile feelings application,which was basically a simple python script which was programmed to respond to tap actions on different sides. While on first look this simple script would seem toooo text bookish,but it’s implications are huge. Call me over-enthusiastic but, I think now […]

Accelerometer IC details of Nokia S60 devices.


While trying to finding the differences in the N95 and N91 accelerometers,I happened to peer through the many device schematics,available through out the internet forums, to know the accelerometer IC’s used in the N-series devices and here is one simple list: N91 & Nokia 5500 – Both have STMicroelectronics LIS3LV02DQ – MEMS INERTIAL SENSOR – […]

3D Accelerometer API for N95: Why is the N91 left out?


Most of the Symbian blogs are all full of posts about the “newly” discovered 3D accelerometer in N95.There have been samples from excited people who have made some small demo apps using this API. Now the N91 also has an accelerometer(check this FNTL entry elaborating it’s behavior w.r.t disk cache writes), it’s really not clear […]