Saturday, July 23, 2011

Europe Startup Weekend Battle

The Startup weekend guys have just started the Startup Battle!
One year ago I won the Venice startup with my friends and we create Gowar, help us to win also this contest! 
Go here http://bit.ly/pofO73 and Vote Gowar! 

Friday, June 17, 2011

#Gowar on the App Store!!

Hello everybody!
I've just released #Gowar on the app store!
http://itunes.apple.com/app/gowar/id435382399?mt=8&ls=1

Gowar is a geolocalized, social game for iphone (and very soon for android!)
Stay tuned on:
http://www.facebook.com/playgowar
http://twitter.com/#!/playgowar

hashtag #Gowar



Download it, share it, play it, love it! 

Nicola


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mobile World Congress 2011 - Part 1

MWC is just finished and I've spend my last day at the WIPJam. Here there are some notes I want to share with you!

OS
Android is growing every day more. Every body is looking for Android developers. But if you are a developer is also every day more difficult to choose the right platform. Actually we have 2 big player in the cunsumer market: IOS and Android but the scenario will change during 2011. Nokia alliance with Microsoft could raise another player. Blackberry show some cool game on their new table, do they want to challenge IPad? And what about Bada?
So fragmentation is growing and we have to cope with it!

HTML5
There is a lot of interest around html5. Mobile browser support a lot of the new features and frameworks are mature, so it's time to play with them!
With html5, javascript and CSS3 you can build really cool stuff and avoid part of the fragmentation issue. Sencha guys show me a lot of tips to build great web application with they Sencha touch framework. I'll do a post about this in the next few weeks!
Anyway other problem will arise: performance, distribution channel, etc. I think that using this technologies can help to solve the fragmentation problem but it cannot completely solve it.


Qt and Nokia: love-hate relationship
Nokia is going to release a Windows Phone this year. Can we use Qt on this new device? The answer is MAYBE!
This is really sad to say but Qt could not be officially supported. Nokia says that there will be a port of Qt but there isn't a strategy defined. They will announce something in the next weeks. Stay tuned!

More in the next days!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Make a phone call with Qt and Symbian

I've just added a small example to github. It allow to trigger a phone call from a Qt application. It's still a draft but I hope it's useful to somebody.
The symbian native code is enclosed into the private implementation of ActiveObjectWrapper.

You can get the source code with:

git clone git://github.com/breezeight/QtExample.git

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Access REST webservice with QNetworkAccessManager

With qt 4.5.0 we cannot implement a REST client with QNetworkAccessManager because we miss the DELETE http method.
I've just noticed an addition to API since 4.6:
QNetworkReply * QNetworkAccessManager::deleteResource ( const QNetworkRequest & request )

It sends a request to delete the resource identified by the URL of request.

Now we have all the methods we need to build a REST client with Qt!

Really nice!