Python in Nokia Symbian (S60) phones

Nokia has released Python 1.2 SDK for its S60 Symbian phones. Now python programmers can utilize their expertise in creating useful and exciting apps in mobile phones.

The Python SDK Nokia features :
* 2D Graphics, Images, and Full-screen applications
* Camera and Screenshot API
* Contacts and Calendar API
* Sound recording and playback
* Access to System info, such as IMEI number, disk space, free memory, etc.
* Rich text display (fonts, colors, styles)
* Support for Scalable UI
* Networking support for GPRS and Bluetooth
* On-device and remote Python console
* Support for native GUI widgets
* SMS sending
* Application build tool for packaging stand-alone application installers
* Compatible with all Series 60 1st and 2nd Edition devices
* Expanded key events
* Telephone dialing
* ZIP module

In order to run Python applications, you need to download Python runtime at Python for S60 page. Look for the file PythonForSeries60_for_2Ed_*.SIS (registration required). In addition, the Python for S60 SDK 1.2 is also available from the same website, sans registration.

p/s: I’m glad to hear that I can code mobile apps in python now, instead of J2ME (Java). :D


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