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Bugs & Features

As I mentioned in my last post the release of the first TextQuick beta uncovered bugs. One bug in particular one the caused TextQuick not to start correctly. Thank you everyone who emailed me with information about this. Particularly thanks to Vladimir would discovered what was causing the bug – contacts in your address book…
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Back to the code-face

Wow the last week has been quite busy. It's been great to get TextQuick out and let people have a go with it. TextQuick also received a fantastic review on mobile 9 and also at e61effect. In addition I've had some fantastic emails from people who said they were stuck with the same problem and…
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TextQuick

Wow, I can breath again. It's been a good hard slog, and they do say that the last mile of a software projects development can take the longest, and it has certainly felt that way. But at last I've finished my application. Well at least the beta version anyway.This is the reason for the lack…
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Hey June, don’t be so sad

June was a hectic month, I've been so busy, but hopefully there is a light in the tunnel and I should be able to reveal some of what I've been working on in the coming posts. I can't believe I managed to go an entire month with out a single posting here.The price of getting…
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Software KVM

Synergy, wow, this is one of the most useful tools I've found in a while. It's a software KVM basically. A single PC's keyboard and mouse can be shared between many machines. In addition it runs on many operating systems including Linux and Windows. At the moment I have it set up to use my desktop…
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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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