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Category Archives: Symbian

Icon Polish

Taking the look of the original icon, could I make it look better? Adding some smooth ness and trying to take away the rough hand drawn look in the original? Dead Router TroublesI have been away travelling this week and haven’t had the time I would have liked to complete all the work on the…
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Doodling an Icon

I got some great feedback on my post about Icon design from a friend of mine, Rick Wylie. Rick made a good point - that the icon not only has to look good, but it is also one of the first graphical images a user will see before buying or downloading the app. It is…
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New Release of Headlines Now Available!

Just a quick note to let you know that there is a new version of headlines available! This one includes some performance improvements and an icon change. I am still working on the icon design, I got some fantastic feedback on my last blog post from Rick – man I owe you one! I’m still…
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Icon design fun…

Really, there is an amazing amount of non coding work you’ve got to do when creating an application. I’ve been having fun trying to design a usable application icon that works on the N8 and older Nokia phones. I’m no graphic artist, but I’ve been working on this for a little while. I thought I’d…
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The Bitter Sweet post Christmas Blog Post

I spent the weekend recovering from the Christmas break. Myself and Emma had a fantastic time catching up with friends and family, we did do a fair bit of travelling mainly by car though, so the snow fall here in Ireland over the Christmas break didn’t affect us to much. When not recovering, I’ve been…
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Headlines Running on Nokia N8

I’ve a question for you: How do you test your new application on phones that you don’t have? Well thanks to the help of my Nokia Ireland, and I need to give Shane O’Brien a big shout for this – I’ve been able to borrow a Nokia N8! However my loan has come to an…
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Calling All Testers: Can You Solve The Mystery Of The Wobbly Icon?

I hope everyone had a fantastic New Year’s and is looking forward to the year ahead! To mark the start of 2011 I am currently looking for anyone who wants a free copy of Headlines and who is interested in solving the mystery of the wobbly icon! The Mystery Of The Wobbly IconOver the Christmas…
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Headlines–The Application

Merry Christmas! – I know for many people this this their last working day before the Holiday break. So let me wish all who read this a very happy Christmas! Introducing HeadlinesI also wanted to bring you guys up to date with the development work on the new Mind-Flip application. This application is called Headlines.…
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The day-glow blue post

  The basics where done. Now finally I could move onto doing the graphics and presentation. I had a good idea of the overall structure of the application, based on the idea of folders of news. Each folder would allow the user to scroll left and right through the stories. With the news folders stacked…
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Focusing on the Screen

It turns out that lots of RSS feeds contain graphical images. I checked Sky News, The Guardian, Time magazine, WSJ etc. There is so much additional graphical content out there in these RSS feeds which is not being used. The problem is providing this information in a usable format on a Nokia phone, and Nokia…
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