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  • PyS60 1.3.11 Released

    Posted on October 11th, 2006 Sandeep 1 comment

    (Hat tip: AAS)Python

    Python for S60 phones, version 1.3.11 (dev version) is out! Check out the official announcement from Jukka. 1st edition devices (including my trusty old Nokia 3650) are no longer “supported.” Time for an upgrade? Let me see how long I can hang on to the same phone. (It’s been three-and-a-half years now!)

    A ‘keycapture’ module has been added this time. Gotta check that one out on a Nokia 6630 that was lying around here some time back.

    Download from SourceForge.

  • Python for Series 60 on Sourceforge

    Posted on January 25th, 2006 Sandeep No comments

    Python for Series 60 will soon be open-sourced on Sourceforge!

  • Python for Series 60 1.2

    Posted on October 24th, 2005 Sandeep No comments

    Sometime over the weekend, Nokia released Python for Series 60 1.2, supporting even the brand new 2nd Edition FP3 devices, the Nokia N70 and N90. Very cool!

    I’m glad good old 1st Edition FP1 devices (like my 3650, the N-Gage) are still supported. The N-Gage is a better test platform because of the additional memory it has. The release is still based on Python 2.2.2.

    Great new features include:

    * 2D Graphics, Images, and Full-screen applications
    * Camera and Screenshot API
    * Contacts and Calendar API
    * Sound recording and playback (at first look, I don’t see streaming supported)
    * Access to System info, such as IMEI number, disk space, free memory, etc.
    * Rich text display (fonts, colors, styles)
    * Support for Scalable UI (which came as part of FP3)
    * Expanded key events
    * Telephone dialing (very interesting)
    * ZIP module (almost on everyone’s wishlist)

    My current work environment demands development on the 2nd Edition FP2 platform, so I just downloaded the appropriate Python version. Will blog about how it goes later.

    What are you waiting for? Download your copy NOW!

  • Vazu

    Posted on September 5th, 2005 Sandeep No comments

    After reading about Vazu through Mike, I felt this can be leveraged to develop a PyS60 app, allowing people to send free SMSs to the US from their Series 60 phone.

    It looks like Vazu has a very tight limit on the usage of the API license key – I expired my daily limit after just a few tries (I’m getting a “There are no credits available” error).

  • PyS60 Pre-Alpha Links Fixed on Forum Nokia

    Posted on June 9th, 2005 Sandeep No comments

    A couple of days back, Christopher Schmidt was trying out the pre-alpha release of Python for Series 60, and was surprised the camera module was not working on his 6600 (the camera module is not supported on 3650, but is supported on 6600 and upwards).

    Well, the reason was apparently a broken link on Forum Nokia’s download page, as Erik confirmed. It’s fixed now.

  • Camera module on 6600

    Posted on June 8th, 2005 Sandeep 1 comment

    That’s the first photo taken from a Nokia 6600 phone using the pre-alpha version of Python for Series 60. The script?

    import camera
    img = camera.take_photo()
    image_file = open('c:\\python_first.jpg', 'wb')
    image_file.write(img)
    image_file.close()

    The image size is 160×120. I don’t know if this can be changed programmatically.

  • A Python script to read UnitConverter.ini

    Posted on April 7th, 2005 Sandeep 1 comment

    Quick Python hack to display the currency rates that you have set in your Series 60 phone’s Converter. Some paths are hardcoded. BSD license. Tested only on the emulator. Enjoy!

    Next step is to integrate BeautifulSoup and automatically update currency rates daily. Should be helpful for anyone on the move, eh?

  • feedparser update

    Posted on February 22nd, 2005 Sandeep 1 comment

    If you tried to get feedparser to work following my blog post on it, you would’ve encountered errors. Anyway, you need just one more change. The default urlparse module doesn’t include the following functions: urljoin, urlunparse and urlunsplit. Simply copy these from the Python 2.2.2 distro and that should get feedparser to work. I have it working on my 3650.

    Since Russ is house-hunting, I thought a little Python script was in order, to grok the craigslist listing (like this one), get the RSS feed and… you get the idea.

    But I have a bad cold and a headache to boot and I want to go home and sleep. Maybe by the time I wake up, somebody would’ve finished it… :-)

  • feedparser on 3650: No go

    Posted on January 7th, 2005 Sandeep No comments

    So yeah, I tried to get feedparser to work on my Nokia 3650, but to no avail. As soon as I do an

    import feedparser

    , it comes out with a MemoryError. I half expected this, I guess, given 3650′s tiny amount of memory.

    All you lucky 6600/7610 owners, if you get it working, please let me know.

    Sigh.

  • Discussion Forum for PyS60

    Posted on January 5th, 2005 Sandeep No comments

    (Via mobitopia)

    Forum Nokia has a discussion forum for Python on Series 60. Join in the fun!