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Category Archives: Symbian

Fixing the emulator crash

Ever get that annoying emulator crash on the latest S60 emulator ? Through no fault of your own when you start the emulator it crashes. Well it looks like Nokia have finally got around to fixing it. Harrah for Nokia! There is a patch you can download which when unzipped over your emulator directory fixes…
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Handango & Symbian Signing

Following on from the replies I got from Symbian, I did some further investigation. Symbian made an important point, that Handango would sign my application and just take a larger cut. This although not great would help as at least I could get my application out to the big wide world! So I emailed Handango to…
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Death Of The Bedroom Coder Part 2 : Symbian Replies

As you probably gathered from my original posting although it was placed on this blog in April it was actually written before Christmas. In fact it was written in November last year. I was attempting to get my application ready for the Christmas market when I encountered the Symbian Signed issue. Up until that time…
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Running a Symbian Application on Installation

You can get an application to auto launch once installed by modifying your .pkg file as follows. Find the .exe within your project you want to run, in this case it's "HelloWorldBasic.exe" and add the ",FR,RI" options to the end of the line: ....S60_3rd_FP1epoc32releasegcceurelHelloWorldBasic.exe" - "!:sysbinHelloWorldBasic.exe", FR, RI FR Means "File Run" RI Means "Run…
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Is it really all that bad ?

OK, I've been bashing the Symbian Signed program, but don't get me wrong I understand and appreciate why it's been put in place. It has very admirable aims. From what I understand Symbian Signed main purpose is to prevent malware and viruses on phones as unlike a PC were a virus might be disruptive and…
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A Route To Market

I should point out that I wrote my last posting in November during the run up to Christmas. Since then I've successfully installed my application on my own phone, and I've been able to test that it works OK. I've been sitting on my complaint about Symbian Signing since November hoping that things might have…
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Death Of The Bedroom Coder

How Do I get my Symbian OS Application Signed? The Symbian ecosystem has to date provided me with my career. I have spent most of my working life coding with Symbian, either writing 3rd party applications or working on the OS it's self. For my sins I actually enjoy it, which what makes this development even…
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